Maryland: Health Policies

State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in elementary grade levels (K-8).

State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).

State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

Topic is not addressed in state laws or regulations.

State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.

State law encourages SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment or requires training in selected schools only.

State law addresses the development of school-based health centers or clinics, even if only through a grant program on some campuses.

State law requires districts to establish school-based or school-linked mental health promotion and intervention programs.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to support implementation of counseling, psychological, and social services.

State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote positive social and emotional climate.

State law does not require districts to adopt search and seizure policies or rules.

State law encourages districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.

State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to adopt comprehensive tobacco-free school policies that address most or all CDC components.

State law addresses bus safety equipment by authorizing the use of either stop-arm cameras or the installation of school bus seat belts.

State law requires districts to establish transportation plans or policies addressing bus driver safety training.

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

State law addresses vaccinations.

State law requires districts to address water quality in schools.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.

State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the district-level.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the state-level.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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