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§ 25-2505.1. State reimbursement for health services

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. Education

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XXV. Reimbursements by Commonwealth and Between School Districts (Refs & Annos)
Subarticle (b). Instruction
24 P.S. § 25-2505.1
§ 25-2505.1. State reimbursement for health services
(a) Every school district and joint school board which renders health services to children of school age shall be reimbursed by the Commonwealth on account of health services which conform to standards approved by the Secretary of Health. Reimbursements shall be paid by the Secretary of Health. The amount thereof shall be the actual cost of the medical and dental services and school nurse services as certified to the Secretary of Health, less any charges deemed unreasonable by him, but for medical services shall not for any school year exceed the sum of (1) one dollar and sixty cents ($1.60) multiplied by the number of children enrolled in a school for the entire school term of that school year and for whom the school district or joint school board maintains comprehensive health records as defined in section 1402,1 and (2) a proportionate part of one dollar and sixty cents ($1.60) for each child enrolled for a part of the school term of that school year and for whom the school district or joint school board maintains a comprehensive health record as defined in section 1402, for dental services shall not for any school year exceed the sum of (1) eighty cents ($.80) multiplied by the number of children enrolled in a school for the entire school term of that school year and for whom the school district or joint school board maintains comprehensive health records as defined in section 1402, and (2) a proportionate part of eighty cents ($.80) for each child enrolled for a part of the school term of that school year and for whom the school district or joint school board maintains a comprehensive health record as defined in section 1402, and for school nurse services shall not for any school year exceed the sum of (1) seven dollars ($7.00) multiplied by the number of children enrolled in a school for the entire school term of that school year, and (2) a proportionate part of seven dollars ($7.00) for each child enrolled for a part of the school term of that school year.
(a.1) Every school district or joint school board which employs one or more dental hygienists for the purpose of dental hygiene services to children of school age shall be reimbursed by the Commonwealth on account of such services which conform to standards approved by the Secretary of Health. Reimbursement shall be made by the Secretary of Health. The amount thereof shall be the actual cost of the dental hygiene services as certified to the Secretary of Health, less any charges that shall be deemed unreasonable by him, but for any school year shall not exceed the sum of two dollars ($2) multiplied by the actual number of children enrolled in the school for the entire school term who receive such dental hygiene services, and a proportionate part of two dollars ($2) for each child enrolled for a part of the school term of that school year and who actually receives dental hygiene services. Reimbursement under this subsection shall be in lieu of any reimbursement provided in subsection (a) of this section for dental services.
(b) No reimbursement shall be made under this section for services for which the Commonwealth reimburses, in whole or in part, under any other section of the act to which this is an amendment. Reimbursement on account of the employment of school nurses shall be made under the provisions of this section. Reimbursement on account of health services rendered by a school district or joint school board may be withheld by the Secretary of Health unless the actual expenditures for the health services are certified to the Secretary of Health within three months after the end of the school year during which the payment for the service was made by the school district or joint school board.
(b.1) Every school district which renders health services to children shall be reimbursed by the Commonwealth on account of health services which conform to standards approved by the Secretary of Health. Reimbursement shall be paid by the Secretary of Health. For the school year 1990-1991, the amount of this reimbursement for this subsection shall be the sum of five dollars and ninety cents ($5.90) multiplied by the average daily membership of each school district. For the school year 1991-1992 and each school year thereafter, the amount of this reimbursement for this subsection shall be the sum of nine dollars and seventy cents ($9.70) multiplied by the average daily membership of each school district.
(c) Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit any school district or joint school board from expending for health services amounts in excess of the reimbursable amounts.

Credits

1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XXV, § 2505.1, added 1957, July 15, P.L. 937, § 3. Amended 1961, Sept. 29, P.L. 1743, No. 707, § 3, effective July 1, 1962; 1963, Aug. 27, P.L. 1380, § 2; 1979, July 13, P.L. 94, No. 41, § 7, effective July 1, 1979; 1991, Aug. 5, P.L. 219, No. 25, § 12, retroactive effective July 1, 1991.

Footnotes

24 P.S. § 14-1402.
24 P.S. § 25-2505.1, PA ST 24 P.S. § 25-2505.1
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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