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Medically Necessary Treatment in School

The district is committed to honoring families’ private medical decisions while providing a learning environment to students free of disruption consistent with district policy and state law. During its 2022 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 22-1260, Access to Medically Necessary Services for Students. This bill required school districts to adopt a policy for a student to receive medically necessary treatment from a private health care specialist in the school setting. Medically necessary treatment is treatment recommended or ordered by a Colorado licensed health care provider acting within the scope of the health care provider’s license. 

To request medically necessary treatment in the school setting, the student's parent/guardian must:

If the medically necessary treatment is approved per district policy, the student's parent/guardian must: 

  • sign a release authorizing the district to confer with the student's qualified health care provider and private health care specialist; and
  • sign the district's agreement regarding the financial obligations and the District's liability for the treatment.*

*NOTE: At this time, the district is prohibited from billing Medicaid for medically necessary treatment provided by private health care specialists.

As a result, the student's parent/guardian would be responsible for costs.

For more information please review District Policy 5470.