(a) The TeenSMART Program shall be a continuing program within the Office of Family Planning with the goal of reducing teenage pregnancies and reducing the incidence of sexually transmitted infections among sexually active teens through enhanced reproductive health care counseling, pregnancy prevention education, and sexually transmitted infection risk reduction efforts for adolescents accessing Family PACT TeenSMART clinics.
(b) The services to be provided through TeenSMART shall include counseling services and outreach in local communities to assist teens who are at high risk of pregnancy to access clinical family planning services. Outreach activities may include, but are not limited to, establishing referral networks, providing information about clinic services to teens in either formal group presentations or small group education and counseling sessions, and one-on-one education and counseling sessions.
(c) Grants shall be made available to qualified public or private nonprofit providers for implementation of the TeenSMART Program.
(d) This section shall be implemented to the extent funding is made available through the federal government, or in the annual Budget Act or another state statute, or any combination of any sources of funding.
(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 643, Sec. 3.)