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RULE §37.532Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in these sections, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Applicant--A school district, charter school, private school, local health department, hospital, health care system, university or non-profit organization applying for a grant from the Department of State Health Services to assist with the costs of establishing and operating a school-based health center.

  (2) Primary health services--Family and home support; health care, including immunizations; dental health care; health education; and preventive health strategies.

  (3) Department--Department of State Health Services.

  (4) Funded applicant--A school district, charter school, private school, local health department, hospital, health care system, university or non-profit organization with which the Department of State Health Services executes a contract to establish and operate a school-based health center.

  (5) Grant--A sum of money awarded to a selected applicant on the basis of a Request for Proposals that results in a contract.

  (6) Local School Health Advisory Council--Persons appointed by the board of trustees of a school district to make recommendations concerning the establishment and operation of school-based health centers and to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the operation of each center. In addition to the majority of appointees who shall be parents of students enrolled in the district or districts, the board of trustees may also appoint at least one person from each of the following groups:

    (A) teachers;

    (B) school administrators;

    (C) licensed health care professionals;

    (D) the clergy;

    (E) law enforcement;

    (F) the business community;

    (G) senior citizens; and

    (H) students.

  (7) Low property wealth per student--As defined by the Texas Education Agency, wealth is defined as total taxable property value divided by the total number of students, and is used as an indicator of a district's ability to raise local funds on a per pupil basis.

  (8) Parent--The mother, a man presumed to be the biological father, a man legally determined to be the biological father, a man who has been adjudicated to be the biological father by a court of competent jurisdiction, an adoptive mother or father, a guardian, or other person having legal control of the student.

  (9) Reproductive services--Family planning services as defined by §56.2 of this title (relating to Definitions).

  (10) Rural area--A county with a population not greater than 50,000, or an area that has been designated under state or federal law as:

    (A) a health professional shortage area;

    (B) a medically underserved area; or

    (C) a medically underserved community.

  (11) School-based health center--An entity established by a school district or by community partners in conjunction with a school district or districts at one or more campuses within the district to deliver primary and preventative health care programs and services for students and their families and prevent emerging health threats that are specific to the district.

  (12) Family and home support--Case management or the coordination of health services such as assisting families with obtaining health insurance.

Source Note: The provisions of this §37.532 adopted to be effective August 16, 2000, 25 TexReg 7699; amended to be effective April 24, 2008, 33 TexReg 3278; amended to be effective March 6, 2011, 36 TexReg 1280

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