• Date Due: December 01, 2019
  • Author: Joint Task Force on School-based Health Centers
  • Enabling Authority: Chapter 445 Enactment Clause 1. (Regular Session, 2019)
  • Description:
    Report on the findings and recommendations of the Joint Task Force on School-based Health Centers tasked with (i) assessing the current landscape of school-based services and mental health screening, evaluation, and treatment in school settings; (ii) in coordination with ongoing behavioral health transformation efforts of the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, developing best practice recommendations for trauma-informed school-based health centers as a vehicle for the provision of both medical and behavioral health services delivered in school settings; (iii) evaluating options for billing public and private insurance for school-based health services; and (iv) developing a plan for establishing a Virginia affiliate member organization, recognized by the national School-Based Health Alliance, for the purposes of providing technical assistance and guidance for localities interested in bolstering or implementing current and future school-based health centers.