New Mexico: 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.

State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

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.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law recommends wellness program for school staff.

State law addresses health assessment, for the purpose of preventive health of the employee.

State law encourages state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote parent and family engagement, or requires state agencies to disseminate resources.

State law authorizes districts to adopt policies or rules addressing search and seizure that include comprehensive student protections.

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

State law addresses state-level technical assistance.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after sitting down.

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 establishes a policy regarding unpaid meal charges that prohibits shaming and/or denying meals.

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

State law addresses vaccinations.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law identifies wellness leadership.

State law requires that each school district adopt a local wellness policy.

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law addresses Coordinated School Health, but not WSCC.

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