State law requires districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.
Maryland Code 7-440. Individualized or group behavioral counseling services.
- (1) The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Department, shall recommend best practices for county boards of education to provide to students:
- (i) Behavioral needs assessments; and
- (ii) Individualized or group behavioral health counseling services with a health care provider through a school-based health center or through community partnered school-based behavioral health services.