HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program is designed to improve the access and quality of health services available to schoolchildren by coordinating and expanding the existing efforts of community partners and resources. This program sits at the intersection of education and health to support the department of education in achieving student, school, and system success.
The Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program builds and enhances school-based health services that:
(1) Screen for treatable health conditions;
(2) Provide referral to primary health care and patient-centered medical home services;
(3) Prevent and control communicable disease and other health problems; and
(4) Provide emergency care for illness or injury.
Working with each complex area superintendent, the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program will create services that reflect the specific needs of the individual complex area in light of student demographics, staffing, available support services, and access to health care within the community.
The purpose of this Act is to support the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program by appropriating funds for the program.
SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2015-2016 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2016-2017 for expenses of the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program; provided that the $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2016-2017 shall be expended for the Hawaii Keiki program only if, during the fiscal year, the department of education receives and expends non-state funds of at least $500,000 for the program.
The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of education for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2015.
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn; Department of Education; Appropriation; Matching Funds
Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program. Requires matching funds. (HB1440 CD1)
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