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(1) The school-based health center program office is established within the department, with the objective to expand and sustain the availability of school-based health center services to K-12 students in public schools, with a focus on historically underserved populations.
(2) Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, the school-based health center program office shall:
(a) Develop funding criteria and metrics for monitoring and evaluation in partnership with a statewide nonprofit organization providing training and technical assistance to school-based health centers;
(b) Award grant funding for school-based health centers. The department may grant funding for the following purposes:
(i) Planning a school-based health center;
(ii) Start-up costs associated with setting up a school-based health center; and
(iii) Ongoing costs of operating a school-based health center;
(c) Monitor and evaluate school-based health centers that receive grant funding from the program office;
(d) Partner with a statewide nonprofit organization to provide training and technical assistance to school-based health centers; and
(e) Coordinate with the statewide nonprofit organization providing training and technical assistance, educational service districts, the health care authority, hosting school districts, and the office of the insurance commissioner, to provide support to school-based health centers.
(3) For purposes of this section, a “school-based health center” means a collaboration between the community, the school, and a sponsoring agency that operates the school-based health center, which is a student-focused health center located in or adjacent to a school that provides integrated medical, behavioral health, and other health care services such as dental care.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Washington Revised Code Title 43. State Government--Executive § 43.70.825. School-based health center program office - last updated April 06, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wa/title-43-state-governmentexecutive/wa-rev-code-43-70-825/
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