Maryland: Health Policies

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State law authorizes districts to refer students to local law enforcement or does not address law enforcement reporting other than for federally-mandated reporting for selected offense types.

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State law encourages districts to provide safeguards, counseling or other supportive services or interventions, or requires districts to provide students with resources and referrals without mandating the provision of direct services or interventions.

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State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) without requiring inter-agency coordination.

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State law encourages districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral interventions or tiered frameworks.

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State law addresses National Physical Education Standards as a guide for providing PE or includes a list of all National PE standards without mentioning the standards by name.

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State law requires elementary PE curriculum

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State law requires high school PE curriculum.

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State law requires middle school PE curriculum.

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State law addresses providing professional development to all PE teachers.

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State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

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State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision screening.

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State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision screening.

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State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response.

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State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth mental health.

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State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth suicide prevention.

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State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on trauma-informed practices.

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State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.

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State law requires districts to adopt policies limiting use of restraint and seclusion that include comprehensive student protections, including the provision of mandatory training for school personnel.

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State law authorizes the placement of local law enforcement or security personnel on school campuses through MOUs or partnership agreements.

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State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.

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