2020 Indiana Code
Title 20. Education
Article 34. Student Health and Safety Measures
Chapter 9. Student and Parent Support Services Grant Program
20-34-9-6. Requirements to Participate

Universal Citation: IN Code § 20-34-9-6 (2020)

Sec. 6. A school corporation, a charter school, or a state accredited nonpublic school must do the following to participate in the program:

(1) Apply to the department to participate in the program.

(2) Submit to the department a student and parent support services plan that the school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school intends to implement and that includes the following:

(A) A process for a teacher or school employee to notify a school official to contact a student's parent if the student demonstrates a repeated pattern of aberrant or abnormal behavior. The parental notification process described in this clause must also include that the school will hold a conference with the student and the student's parent.

(B) A requirement that the conference described in clause (A) must address the student's potential need for and benefit from:

(i) school based treatment services; or

(ii) treatment services provided by an outside professional care provider that is contracted and paid for by the school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school.

(C) A procedure for a parent who chooses to seek services for the student to follow that includes granting written parental consent for the student to receive services by a service provider described under clause (B).

(D) A requirement to ensure that a school shall maintain the confidentiality of any medical records that result from a student's participation in any treatment described in clause (B). The school must adopt a policy that prohibits the school from:

(i) sharing any reports or notes resulting from the provision of school based treatment services described in clause (B)(i) with other school officials; and

(ii) maintaining any reports, notes, diagnosis, or appointments that result from a student's participation in any treatment described in clause (B)(i) through (B)(ii) in the student's permanent educational file.

As added by P.L.153-2019, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.92-2020, SEC.94.

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