Tennessee - Wellness/WSCC Council (state level): Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages/recommends creation of WSCC or wellness council at the state-level.

Tennessee Code Annotated 68-1-1202. Duties of executive director

(11) (A) (i) Encourage and support public and nonprofit agencies in the development of model rural and urban comprehensive school health programs through a system of competitive, state administered grants.

* **(ii)** The availability of grants during any fiscal year shall be subject to the ability of the executive director to raise sufficient funds from other than state sources, including, but not limited to, federal sources and private foundations. To qualify for receipt of any such competitive, state administered grant, each model comprehensive school health program must provide preventive and primary health care services designed to attain the goals set forth in § 68-1-1201(c), and must also conform to the policies set forth in § 68-1-1205. The staff of each model program must also include, at a minimum, a certified pediatric or family nurse practitioner with adequate physician backup, and, when possible, should also include a certified health education specialist and a master social worker with adequate psychiatric backup. Each model program must also form a local advisory committee that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, representatives of the LEA and the local offices of the departments of health and children's services. Each advisory committee shall strongly encourage active participation of parents and community-based providers of children and adolescent services. Each advisory committee shall undertake appropriate activities to encourage coordination of services and continued support for the model program. Each model program shall adopt and implement policies and procedures to assure parental consent, confidentiality, quality assurance and program evaluation;
  • (B) (i) Organize and convene, acting jointly with the commission on children and youth, an interdepartmental committee to:

    • (a) Develop policies, procedures, and criteria to govern selection of model comprehensive school health programs;

    • (b) Undertake appropriate activities to solicit grant applications from qualified public and nonprofit agencies;

    • (c) Develop policies, procedures and criteria for ensuring that grant recipients fully utilize all available sources of federal, state and local financial assistance and assistance from private foundations; and

    • (d) Design and implement policies to assure collection and analysis of data needed to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of individual model programs as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of the grant program;

    (ii) The interdepartmental committee shall include representation by the departments of mental health and substance abuse services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, education, children's services, labor and workforce development, the governor's council on physical fitness and health, the governor's drug-free task force, and the division of health access within the department of health, and shall also include one (1) citizen member who shall be a parent of a school-aged child, the citizen member to be appointed by the executive director of the public school nurse program, who, prior to making the appointment, shall receive recommendations pertaining to the appointment from interested persons and groups;


Tennessee Code Annotated 68-1-1202. Duties of executive director

(11) (A) (i) Encourage and support public and nonprofit agencies in the development of model rural and urban comprehensive school health programs through a system of competitive, state administered grants.

* **(ii)** The availability of grants during any fiscal year shall be subject to the ability of the executive director to raise sufficient funds from other than state sources, including, but not limited to, federal sources and private foundations. To qualify for receipt of any such competitive, state administered grant, each model comprehensive school health program must provide preventive and primary health care services designed to attain the goals set forth in § 68-1-1201(c), and must also conform to the policies set forth in § 68-1-1205. The staff of each model program must also include, at a minimum, a certified pediatric or family nurse practitioner with adequate physician backup, and, when possible, should also include a certified health education specialist and a master social worker with adequate psychiatric backup. Each model program must also form a local advisory committee that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, representatives of the LEA and the local offices of the departments of health and children's services. Each advisory committee shall strongly encourage active participation of parents and community-based providers of children and adolescent services. Each advisory committee shall undertake appropriate activities to encourage coordination of services and continued support for the model program. Each model program shall adopt and implement policies and procedures to assure parental consent, confidentiality, quality assurance and program evaluation;
  • (B) (i) Organize and convene, acting jointly with the commission on children and youth, an interdepartmental committee to:

    • (a) Develop policies, procedures, and criteria to govern selection of model comprehensive school health programs;

    • (b) Undertake appropriate activities to solicit grant applications from qualified public and nonprofit agencies;

    • (c) Develop policies, procedures and criteria for ensuring that grant recipients fully utilize all available sources of federal, state and local financial assistance and assistance from private foundations; and

    • (d) Design and implement policies to assure collection and analysis of data needed to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of individual model programs as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of the grant program;

    (ii) The interdepartmental committee shall include representation by the departments of mental health and substance abuse services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, education, children's services, labor and workforce development, the governor's council on physical fitness and health, the governor's drug-free task force, and the division of health access within the department of health, and shall also include one (1) citizen member who shall be a parent of a school-aged child, the citizen member to be appointed by the executive director of the public school nurse program, who, prior to making the appointment, shall receive recommendations pertaining to the appointment from interested persons and groups;

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