OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 1137

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER.

SUMMARY:

This bill establishes a statutory definition for “school-based health center,” defining it the same way as under federal law. Under this definition, a school-based health center is a clinic that:

1. is located in or near a school facility of a school district, school board, Indian tribe, or tribal organization;

2. is organized through school, community, and health provider relationships;

3. is administered by a sponsoring facility (i.e., hospital, health department, community health center, nonprofit health care agency, or local educational agency);

4. provides primary health services through health professionals to children in accordance with state and local law; and

5. satisfies any other state requirements for school-based health centers.

The bill also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

27

Nay

0

(04/02/2013)