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Richland SD |  AR  5141.6  Students

School Health Services   

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Types of Health Services

In accordance with student and community needs and available resources, school health services offered by the district may include, but are not limited to:

1. Physical examinations, immunizations, and other preventive medical services

(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

2. First aid and administration of medications

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

3. Diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries and acute medical conditions

4. Management of chronic medical conditions

(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)

5. Basic laboratory tests

6. Referral to and follow-up for specialty care

7. Emergency response procedures

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

8. Nutrition services

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

9. Oral health services that may include preventive services, basic restorative services, and referral to specialty services

The Superintendent or designee shall notify all parents/guardians of the opportunity pursuant to Health and Safety Code 104830-104865 for their child to receive the topical application of fluoride, including fluoride varnish, or other decay-inhibiting agent to the teeth during the school year. This notification may be returned by the parent/guardian to consent to the treatment or to indicate that the student shall not receive treatment because he/she has received the treatment from a dentist or the treatment is not desired. (Health and Safety Code 104830, 104850, 104855)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

10. Mental health services, which may include assessments, crisis intervention, counseling, treatment, and referral to a continuum of services including emergency psychiatric care, community support programs, inpatient care, and outpatient programs

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention)

(cf. 6164.2 - Counseling/Guidance Services)

11. Substance abuse prevention and intervention services

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco)

(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

12. Screening of students to identify the need for physical, mental, and oral health services

13. Referrals and linkage to services not offered on-site

14. Public health and disease surveillance

15. Individual and family health education

16. School or districtwide health promotion

Medi-Cal Billing

In order to provide services as a Medi-Cal provider, the district shall enter into and maintain a contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). (Welfare and Institutions Code 14132.06; 22 CCR 51051, 51270)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all practitioners employed by or under contract with the district possess the appropriate license, certification, registration, or credential and provide only those services that are within their scope of practice. (22 CCR 51190.3, 51270, 51491)

The Superintendent or designee shall submit a claim for Medi-Cal reimbursement whenever the district provides a covered preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, or rehabilitative service specified in 22 CCR 51190.4 or 51360 to a Medi-Cal-eligible student under age 22 and/or a member of his/her family. (Welfare and Institutions Code 14132.06; 22 CCR 51096, 51098, 51190.1, 51190.4, 51309, 51360, 51535.5)

(cf. 5141.24 - Specialized Health Care Services)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

The district shall maintain records and supporting documentation including, but not limited to, records of the type and extent of services provided to a Medi-Cal beneficiary in accordance with law. (22 CCR 51270, 51476)

(cf. 3580 - District Records)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

The Superintendent or designee shall submit an annual report to DHCS identifying participants in the community collaborative, containing a financial summary including reinvestment expenditures, and describing service priorities for the future. (22 CCR 51270)

Any federal funds received by the district as reimbursement for the costs of services under the Medi-Cal billing option shall be reinvested in services for students and their families as specified in Education Code 8804(g). The Superintendent or designee shall consult with a local school-linked services collaborative group, such as that defined in Education Code 8806, regarding decisions on reinvestment of federal funds. (22 CCR 51270)

Medi-Cal Administrative Activities

Designated school staff shall document, on a time survey form, the amount of time spent on activities identified by DHCS which are related to the administration of the Medi-Cal program. Such activities include, but are not be limited to, outreach, referral of health and mental health services, translation services, facilitation of applications, scheduling and arranging emergency and medical transportation of eligible individuals, contracting for services, program planning and policy development, claims administration, and general administration.

The Superintendent or designee shall, on a quarterly basis, submit an invoice to the local educational consortium or local governmental agency through which the district has contracted to receive reimbursement.

Staff responsible for completing the time survey shall annually participate in training regarding eligible activities and the time survey methodology, and shall receive additional training whenever there are changes or updates in administrative claiming categories and activities. New or reassigned staff shall receive training before beginning their duties completing time surveys.

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain an audit file containing original time survey documentation and other records specified by DHCS. Such documentation shall be kept for three years after the end of the quarter in which expenditures were incurred or, if an audit is in progress, until the completion of the audit.

Regulation RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: August 14, 2017 Shafter, California