Table of key bills that impact the mental health community

  • 28 Jan 2021 10:13 PM
    Message # 10045114

    Below is a list of key bills that impact the mental health community. We encourage everyone to monitor the progress of the bills and contact your representatives to express opinions on them. For assistance on how to get in touch with your representatives, please email

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     Brief Info

    HB 81 - Mental Health Days for Students

    Mike Winder

     Adds mental or behavioral health as a valid excuse for a school absence


    HB 93 - Youth Suicide Prevention Programs Amendments

    Brian King

     Amends provisions related to youth suicide prevention programs including:

    • Requires school districts and charter schools to ensure coordination between youth suicide prevention programs and other prevention programs
    • Repeals a separate program to consolidate funding and effort into one comprehensive suicide prevention program

    HB 130 - Mental Health Coverage Amendments

    Christine Watkins

     Ensures parity. Prohibits a health insurer from offering a health benefit plan in which a single class of benefits (i.e. mental health or substance use) is not offered or offered at a reduced rate.

    SB 41 - Mental Health Access Amendments

    Luz Escamilla

    Stewart Barlow

     Defines terms and allows a diagnosis or treatment of mental health condition to be done via telehealth services.

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