New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 7 - HEALTH

Universal Citation: 7 NM Admin Code

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

A. "Act" means the County Maternal and Child Health Plan Act, Chapter 24 Article 1B NMSA 1978.

B. "Approved plan" means a comprehensive maternal and child health services plan which has been approved by the public health division of the department of health and is described in definitions:"Plan".

C. "Board" means board of county commissioners.

D. "Council" means the county maternal and child health planning council as established by the boards of commissioners of the participating counties of the state of New Mexico.

E. "Department" means the New Mexico department of health.

F. "Director" means the director of the public health division.

G. "Division" means the public health division of the department of health.

H. "Maternal and child health (MCH)" means those arenas and services designed to support the health of child-bearing women and their families which may include, but are not limited to: general health and social risk assessment for women; tot to teen health checks for child health and development; well child care and immunization; prenatal health care and family planning; dental health and services; social support groups; food and nutrition services; parenting skills education and support; children with special needs; injury and violence prevention; case management/service coordination; home visiting; and health education and health promotion.

I. "Plan" means a comprehensive strategy of health and social services identified as supportive to maternal and child health and containing the following:

(1) assessment of health and social services needed for childbearing individuals and their families with the county;

(2) identification of maternal and child high risk indicators and populations found in the county;

(3) inventory of resources and capacities available in the county to provide needed services and identification of duplication of services;

(4) identification of gaps and barriers to service accessibility and delivery; and development of a prioritized plan to meet the MCH service needs of the county with estimated costs and local commitments of human resources and other in-kind donations from county and local sources.

J. "Qualified" means a provider of services who is fully certified or licensed to practice in New Mexico in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations of the appropriate professional governing boards or licensing agencies.

K. "Tot to teen health check" means early periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment which is a comprehensive assessment procedure for determining the health of a child.

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