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Bill Detail: HB22-1260

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Title Access To Medically Necessary Services For Students
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors M. Froelich (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/23/2022
Summary

Under the bill, a student who has a medical diagnosis and presents
an accompanying prescription from a qualified health-care professional
to an administrative unit must receive reasonable accommodations, as
determined by a collaborative care team, to allow the student to receive
medically necessary services in the school setting.
The bill prohibits an administrative unit from prohibiting a

functional health-care specialist from providing medically necessary
services to a student during school hours.
The bill authorizes an administrative unit to utilize onsite
therapists when selecting a functional health-care specialist to provide the
medically necessary services to the student. If the administrative unit does
not have an appropriate specialist available on site, the bill requires the
administrative unit to allow a community-based specialist to provide the
medically necessary services in the school setting. The administrative unit
is also required to consider selecting specialists who provide frequent and
regular therapy to the student outside of the school setting to provide the
medically necessary service to the student in the school setting in order
to maintain continuity of care.
The bill does not increase, alter, or reduce an administrative unit's
obligation to provide required services pursuant to the federal
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or section 504 of the federal
Rehabilitation Act of 1974.

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