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School-based health centers fund
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
* § 99-bb. School-based health centers fund. 1. There is hereby
established in the joint custody of the comptroller and the commissioner
of health, a special fund to be known as the "school-based health
centers fund".

2. Such fund shall consist of all revenues received pursuant to the
provisions of section six hundred thirty-f of the tax law, and all other
moneys appropriated, credited, or transferred thereto from any other
fund or source pursuant to law. Nothing contained herein shall prevent
the state from receiving grants, gifts or bequests for the purposes of
the fund as defined in this section and depositing them into the fund
according to law.

3. On or before the first day of February each year, the commissioner
of health shall provide a written report to the temporary president of
the senate, speaker of the assembly, chair of the senate finance
committee, chair of the assembly ways and means committee, the state
comptroller and the public. Such report shall include how the monies of
the fund were utilized during the preceding calendar year, and shall

a. the amount of money dispersed from the fund and the award process
used for such disbursements;

b. recipients of awards from the fund;

c. the amount awarded to each;

d. the purposes for which such awards were granted; and

e. a summary financial plan for such monies which shall include
estimates of all receipts and all disbursements for the current and
succeeding fiscal years, along with the actual results from the prior
fiscal year.

4. Monies of the fund shall be expended to fund expansion of medical
services at existing school-based health centers or to establish new
school-based health centers.

5. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of
the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner
of health.

6. Amounts expended for school-based health centers pursuant to this
section shall not affect the amount that would otherwise be appropriated
for school-based health centers under any other provision of law.

7. Services performed by school-based health centers available for
moneys from this fund shall include, but not be limited to:

a. comprehensive physical health and mental health assessments;

b. diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses;

c. vision, hearing, dental, nutritional, and tuberculosis screenings;

d. routine management of chronic diseases;

e. health education;

f. mental health counseling and referrals;

g. immunizations;

h. working papers and sports physicals; and

i. population-based primary prevention.

Services shall be provided on-site by a multi-disciplinary team
consisting of a mid-level practitioner, a mental health counselor, and a
medical assistant in consultation with a physician. The centers shall
also provide access to health care twenty-four hours per day, seven days
per week.

* NB There are 5 § 99-b's