|4590-0250||School-Based Health Programs
For school health services and school-based health centers in public and non-public schools; provided, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (a) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (b) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (c) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities in school curricula and in the provision of school based health services; and (d) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that the services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that funding may be expended to address the recommendations of the commission on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, established in section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, for the reduction of health disparities for gay, lesbian bisexual and transgendered youth; provided further, that the same percentage of funds may be expended for school nurse programs as those expended in fiscal year 2010; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts Model of Community Coalitions
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund 98.917%
FMAP Budget Relief Fund 1.083%
Veto Explanation: I am vetoing this language and reducing this amount because none of the enhanced FMAP funds have been received from or committed by the federal government.