CSH Statute

 

 

Sec. 38.013.  COORDINATED HEALTH PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  (a)  The agency shall make available to each school district one or more coordinated health programs designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, oral diseases, and Type 2 diabetes in elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students.  Each program must provide for coordinating:

(1)  health education, including oral health education;

(2)  physical education and physical activity;

(3)  nutrition services; and

(4)  parental involvement.

(a-1)  The commissioner by rule shall adopt criteria for evaluating a coordinated health program before making the program available under Subsection (a).  Before adopting the criteria, the commissioner shall request review and comment concerning the criteria from the Department of State Health Services School Health Advisory Committee.  The commissioner may make available under Subsection (a) only those programs that meet criteria adopted under this subsection.

(b)  The agency shall notify each school district of the availability of the programs.

(c)  The commissioner by rule shall adopt criteria for evaluating the nutritional services component of a program under this section that includes an evaluation of program compliance with the Department of Agriculture guidelines relating to foods of minimal nutritional value.

 

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2001.  Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 944, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 784 (S.B. 42), Sec. 3, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 784 (S.B. 42), Sec. 4, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1399 (H.B. 2483), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.

 

 

Sec. 38.014.  IMPLEMENTATION OF COORDINATED HEALTH PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  (a)  Each school district shall:

(1)  participate in appropriate training for the implementation of the program approved by the agency under Section 38.013; and

(2)  implement the program in each elementary school, middle school, and junior high school in the district.

(b)  The agency, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Health, shall adopt a schedule for regional education service centers to provide necessary training under this section.

 

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 784 (S.B. 42), Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 784 (S.B. 42), Sec. 6, eff. June 17, 2005.

 

 

Source: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.38.htm#38.013