Maryland: Health Policies

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

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

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State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

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State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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State law encourages districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.

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

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

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

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

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State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

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State law addresses vaccinations.

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State law requires districts to address water quality in schools.

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State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.

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

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

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