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Practices for Schools Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

16 V.S.A. § 570

It is the policy of the State of Vermont that all Vermont educational institutions provide safe, orderly, civil, and positive learning environments. Harassment, hazing and bullying have no place and will not be tolerated in Vermont schools. No Vermont student should feel threatened or be discriminated against while enrolled in a Vermont school. 16 V.S.A. § 570.

§ 132. Provision of contraceptives

16 Vt. Stat. § 132

In order to prevent or reduce unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, each school district shall make condoms available to all students in its secondary schools, free of charge. School district administrative teams, in consultation with school district nursing staff, shall determine the best manner in which to make condoms available to students. At a minimum, condoms shall be placed in locations that are safe and readily accessible to students, including the school nurse’s office. (Added 2019, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. July 1, 2021.)

Condom Availability Programs: Recommendations for Supervisory Unions/Districts and Schools

16 Vt. Stat. § 132

In an update to jointly issued guidance supportive of condom availability in 2016, the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Education jointly advised schools in 2020 that “to promote and protect the health of young Vermonters, we are recommending that school districts and supervisory unions have in place appropriate policies, procedures and/or practices to implement a comprehensive health curriculum that includes sexual health education and make barrier methods (condoms and dams) available to students.”

§ 8350. Consent by minors for mental health treatment

18 Vt. Stat. § 8350

A minor may give consent to receive any legally authorized outpatient treatment from a mental health professional, as defined in section 7101 of this title. Consent under this section shall not be subject to disaffirmance due to the minority of the person consenting. The consent of a parent or legal guardian shall not be necessary to authorize outpatient treatment. As used in this section, “outpatient treatment” means psychotherapy and other counseling services that are supportive, but not prescription drugs. (Added 2017, No. 35, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.)

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16 Vt. Stat. § 134, 16 Vt. Stat. § 912, 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, 18 Vt. Stat. § 1122


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