SBHC Standards for Certification Review
The SBHC State Program Office (SPO) recently undertook a review of the SBHC Standards for Certification. The goal of this review was to reexamine the 2014 Standards for Certification to (1) identify and address any areas in need of clarification; (2) update sections to align with current best practice; and (3) continue to adapt the Standards to support operations and advance quality healthcare in a school setting.
The Fall 2015 the SPO convened a SBHC Certification Review workgroup comprised of representatives fro the SPO, OSBHA, the Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO) and Oregon SBHCs. The workgroup met seven times from October 2015 to May 2016 to review the Standards in line by line and explore potential revisions. Please see below for meeting materials and summary notes.
The workgroup produced draft revisions to the Standards, which are available below. The first document contains the workgroup's proposed edits to the current Standards, with all proposed edits indicated in RED
. The second document shows what the new Standards would look like, should all the workgroup's edits be incorporated into a new set of Standards.
The SPO held a webinar in early April 2016 to review the major changes proposed by the workgroup to the Standards. For more information, please view the Certification Standards Revisions webinar presentation.
All Oregon State certified SBHCs will be required to meet the minimum standards outlined in the revised Standards beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
The first SBHC Standards for Certification were developed in 2000 by the SPO, Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA), and SBHC partners. These Standards have been updated a number of times over the past 15 years, most recently in 2012-2013. For more information, please view the current Oregon SBHC Standards for Certification.
For more information about the Certification Review workgroup, please contact Kate O'Donnell: email@example.com or 971.673.1054.
Program e-mail: SBHC.firstname.lastname@example.org