2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES
Chapter 167 Pupils and Special Services
Section 167.611 Advisory committee may be established, members, duties and powers — consent form, checklist, prerequisite — identification of family practitioner — distribution of contraceptive devices and drugs prohibited.
Effective 28 Aug 1993
Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIESChapter 167
167.611. Advisory committee may be established, members, duties and powers — consent form, checklist, prerequisite — identification of family practitioner — distribution of contraceptive devices and drugs prohibited. — 1. A public school or school district may establish an advisory committee to review and advise on the services to be offered. Advisory committees shall be composed of an appropriate mix of parents, teachers, health professionals, administrators and students. The advisory committee shall monitor the delivery of services under sections 167.600 to 167.621 and may advise the public school or school district regarding any changes or improvements in the delivery of services which they believe should be adopted. Any public school or school district which has existing committees of similar composition may use those committees for the purposes established herein in lieu of establishing another advisory committee.
2. Before providing any services under sections 167.600 to 167.621, the school, school district, or contractor shall provide each parent or guardian with a consent form and checklist of services to be provided and shall request each parent and guardian to specify those services which may not be provided to his or her child. No services shall be provided which the parent or guardian has specifically indicated may not be provided. If the public school or school district elects to include referral for contraceptive devices and contraceptive drugs in the services to be provided to children, then the check list shall include a specific item stating that health services may include referral to the family practitioner for contraceptive devices and contraceptive drugs. No referral for contraceptive devices or contraceptive drugs shall be made unless the parent, guardian or legal custodian affirmatively selects such services. No service shall be provided nor referral made for services which are not included in either section 208.152 or subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 167.600.
3. School personnel shall make a reasonable effort to identify the family practitioner for each school age child six years or older by asking the parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child. The school may also at this time ask the parent, guardian or legal custodian to identify the family practitioner for children under age six. The fact that a family practitioner has a contractual relationship with the public school or school district shall not prohibit the family practitioner from being selected by the parent, guardian, or legal custodian to be the designated family practitioner for his child. If the family does not identify a family practitioner, the school may not recommend a specific practitioner or practitioners and shall provide the parent, guardian or legal custodian a randomly selected list of no fewer than twenty-five or a list of all family practitioners who practice in the service area. The parent, guardian or legal custodian may change the selection of the family practitioner at any time by notice to the school. The school shall also provide the parent, guardian or legal custodian the opportunity to provide relevant medical history on the child. At the beginning of each school year, the school shall make a reasonable effort to update the information on the family practitioner.
4. Contraceptive devices or contraceptive drugs shall not be provided by school personnel or their agents. When a child seeks contraceptive devices or contraceptive drugs, the child shall be referred to the previously designated family practitioner.
(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 5)