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Article - Education




§5–240.

    (a)    (1)    Beginning in fiscal year 2021, the Governor shall appropriate in the annual budget bill $6,500,000 to the Department for the purpose of providing grants to maintain or establish school–based health centers.

        (2)    (i)    1.    The Department shall designate a primary contact employee for school–based health centers.

                2.    The Department’s primary contact employee shall:

                A.    Assist individuals involved in school–based health centers who interact with the Department;

                B.    Provide technical assistance to support the establishment and expansion of school–based health centers; and

                C.    Coordinate the Department’s efforts with those of the Maryland Department of Health and other government agencies to build a robust network of school–based health centers in the State.

            (ii)    1.    The Maryland Department of Health shall designate a primary contact employee for school–based health centers.

                2.    The Maryland Department of Health’s primary contact employee shall:

                A.    Assist individuals involved in school–based health centers who interact with the Maryland Department of Health;

                B.    Provide technical assistance to support the establishment and expansion of school–based health centers; and

                C.    Coordinate the Maryland Department of Health’s efforts with those of the Department and other government agencies to build a robust network of school–based health centers in the State.

    (b)    The amount appropriated under subsection (a) of this section shall be in addition to the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2020.



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