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Bill Detail: HB21-1281

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Title Community Behavioral Health Disaster Program
Status Governor Signed (06/28/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
House Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/16/2021

The bill requires the department of public health and environment

(department) to implement the community behavioral health disaster
preparedness and response program (program) using existing initiatives
and activities to ensure that behavioral health is adequately represented
within disaster preparedness and response efforts across the state. The
program is intended to enhance, support, and formalize behavioral health
disaster preparedness and response activities conducted by community
behavioral health organizations.
The bill requires the department to promulgate rules as necessary
for the oversight and management of the program; work collaboratively
with community behavioral heath organizations; create, define, and
publish eligibility criteria for community behavioral health organizations
to participate in the program; and provide funding to community
behavioral health organizations on an annual or as-needed basis for the
activities the organizations conduct.

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