New Mexico: 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 requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

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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

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

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

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State law recommends wellness program for school staff.

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

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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.

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

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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 addresses state-level technical assistance.

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

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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.

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

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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 identifies wellness leadership.

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

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

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State law addresses Coordinated School Health, but not WSCC.

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