With Mental Health Awareness Month continuing throughout the month of May, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced updated resources and proposed regulations for schools to deliver health care to eligible students.

In a joint news release, the USDOE and HHS announced three actions the departments will take to support the administration’s national mental health strategy. These actions include:

  • Releasing a Notice of Proposed Rule Making under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act to streamline Medicaid services consent provisions when billing for Medicaid services provided through a student’s individualized education program.
  • Releasing a “Comprehensive Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming.”
  • Approving New Mexico and Oregon’s state plan amendments that allow Medicaid to pay for health care services schools deliver to their Medicaid enrolled students.

You can find additional information and resources regarding student mental health care on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act webpage.