School Health and Related Services (SHARS)
The School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program allows Texas local educational agencies (LEAs; districts and charter schools) and shared service arrangements (SSAs) to request reimbursement for Medicaid health-related services documented in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee determines SHARS services. Services must be medically necessary and reasonable to ensure that children with disabilities are able to participate in the educational program. The oversight of SHARS is a cooperative effort between the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Resources
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Resources
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP)