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School-Based Health Centers

Introduction

School-based health centers are here, heavily funded and rapidly expanding thanks to a federal agenda funneling millions of grant dollars to states like Georgia. These full-service, profit-based centers offer medical, behavioral and psychological treatment to students. They are intended to be the "medical home" for your child, billing your insurance, including Medicaid, for services rendered. Currently, there is no regulation of these centers and it appears that parents are being given a single pre-consent form that serves as blanket consent for any and all services.

Your child's school could soon be prescribing drugs, administering vaccines, providing mental health counseling and a host of other services without your knowledge and using a single form that you signed giving blanket consent for treatment at a School-Based Health Center. 

Printable SBHC Toolkit

We've teamed up with Stand for Health Freedom to provide you with more information about SBHCs through these printable toolkits:

Click the links above or the "read more" button under each tab below to get more information and to download & share the SBHC Toolkit with family, friends and legislators.

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  • What is a School-based health center?

  • How is it different from a school nurse?

Non-Consent

Notice of Non-Consent

As a parent, you may choose not to consent to school-based health centers. Click here for an example of what Notice of Non-Consent might look like. Please feel free to use any or all of it, making sure to adapt it to your family’s unique circumstances. For example, if you wish to authorize any specific healthcare beyond first aid and emergency treatment, add that information in numbers (2) and (5) of the sample document.

Disclaimer:

This sample Notice of Non-Consent provided via GCVC is not intended to provide legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Should you have any questions or need legal advice, please contact a local attorney to assist you.

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