Montana: 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).

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law addresses aspects of traditional school-based health services (noted below), but does not formalize a program to aid in the establishment of clinics or health centers on campus for students. Health services provided for may:• Establish a school health board to govern school district health services• Set qualifications and certification required for physicians and health professionals providing school-based health services• Provide financial support for school-based health services• Address community involvement and/or partnership with school-based health services• Provide details as to the type of services provided

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

State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

State law requires fees for participation, but provides for waivers or a cap on the amount of money to be collected.

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

State law requires districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.

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

State law addresses state-level technical assistance.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law prohibits any smoking or use of tobacco products on school grounds when students are present and/or requires districts to adopt tobacco-free school policies that address some CDC components.

State law encourages districts to establish transportation plans or policies that address 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.

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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.

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