Frequently Asked Questions
Is parental permission required to treat a student in these Centers?
Yes, it is required.
No, L.R.S. 40:31.3 prohibits these services.
Doesn't a SBHC do the same thing a school nurse does?
No. Check out this great chart provided by the national School-Based Health Alliance to see the difference between a SBHC and a school nurse.
Do SBHCs have a stable and adequate source of funding?
No. State funding levels have remained relatively flat over the last several years while health care costs have significantly increased. The state requires local partners match 20% of the state contribution. But most local partners contribute more to keep up with the inflationary pressure in the health care sector and currently, local partners average a 30% match. A stable source of funding, which would allow for increasing health care costs, is desperately needed.
How much does a School-Based Health Center cost?
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