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Clinic's Funding May Be Given To Fla. Hospital

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A private foundation will reconsider next month whether to donate $600,000 to a hospital to operate a school-based health clinic in Miami that the governor previously opposed. (See Education Week, September 9, 1987.)

This summer, Governor Bob Martinez, over the objections of school-board members, turned down a donation from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the state's Health and Rehabilitative Services Department to operate a clinic that dispensed contraceptives at Northwestern High School.

This month, both the Dade County School Board and the Jackson Memorial Hospital agreed to open the facility if the money could be channeled through the hospital. The governor has said he would not interfere if no state funds were used.

In a related development, Gadsden County, Fla., officials voted to allow a high school clinic in Quincy that offered family-planning services to move 100 yards onto an off-campus site so that it could retain its state funding.

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