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AB-2706 Schools: health care coverage: enrollment assistance.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


 Section 49452.9 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 (a) For purposes of the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 school years, a public school, including a charter school, shall add an informational item to its enrollment forms, or amend an existing enrollment form in order to provide the parent or legal guardian information about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance.
(b) To satisfy the requirements of subdivision (a), a school may do either of the following:
(1) Use a template developed pursuant to subdivision (d).
(2) Develop an informational item or amend an existing enrollment form to provide information about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance.
(c) A school may include a factsheet with its enrollment forms explaining basic information about affordable health care coverage options for children and families.
(d) (1) The State Department of Education shall develop a standardized template for both of the following:
(A) The informational item or amendment required by subdivision (a).
(B) The factsheet described in subdivision (c).
(2) The department shall make any templates developed pursuant to this subdivision available on its Internet Web site on or before August 1, 2015, and shall, upon request, provide written copies of the template to a school district.
(e) A school district shall not discriminate against a pupil who does not have health care coverage or use any information relating to a pupil’s health care coverage or interest in learning about health care coverage in any manner that would bring harm to the pupil or the pupil’s family.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.