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School-Based Health Center MOU Approved by School Board

School-Based Health Center MOU Approved by School Board
Posted on 08/28/2017
School-Based Health Center MOU Approved by School BoardPort Angeles, Wash. – At its August 24 meeting, the Port Angeles School District (PASD) Board of Directors approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the district and North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN) for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Port Angeles High School.

The SBHC, with NOHN support, will offer students healthcare services which may include, but are not limited to, care for acute health conditions and injuries, chronic disease management (common health problems), immunizations, family planning, sexual health and education, tobacco and drug use prevention, women’s healthcare, preventive care such as well child checks and sports physicals, behavioral health care such as counseling for depression, peer pressure and family conflict, and oral health care.

“NOHN agrees and understands that the PASD will only provide student information to NOHN upon a signed release of information, which must be signed by parent or an ‘eligible student’ as that term is defined in FERPA, if the student is 18 years of age or older, or emancipated (as per state and/or federal law). NOHN has the responsibility of obtaining a written, signed, and dated consent for the release of educational record information prior to PASD providing information from education records to NOHN.”

“NOHN’s records will be kept separate and apart from education records maintained by PASD for students. Washington State regulations and case law allow minors age 13 and older to independently consent for and receive the following confidential health services:  Alcohol/drug abuse treatment, outpatient mental health treatment, birth control, pregnancy care, STD/HIV diagnosis and testing.”

Memorandum of Understanding 

Registration for the SBHC will be offered by PAHS during school enrollment and throughout the year.

Continue to check the PASD website for updated information, www.portangelesschools.org. 

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org