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Bill Detail: HB19-1120

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Title Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention
Status Governor Signed (05/16/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Human Services
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/16/2019

The bill allows a minor 12 years of age or older to seek and obtain
psychotherapy services with or without the consent of the minor's parent
or guardian. A registered psychotherapist or licensed social worker
providing psychotherapy services to a minor may, with the consent of the
minor, advise the minor's parent or legal guardian of the psychotherapy
services provided.
The bill requires the department of education, in consultation with
the office of suicide prevention (office), the youth advisory council, and

the suicide prevention commission, to create and maintain a mental health
education literacy resource bank. The resource bank is available to the
public free of charge.
The bill requires the state board of education to adopt standards
related to mental health, including suicide prevention.

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