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Bill Detail: HB24-1406

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Title School-Based Mental Health Support Program
Status Governor Signed (04/18/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
House Sponsors S. Bird (D)
R. Taggart (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/25/2024

Joint Budget Committee. The bill creates the school-based
mental health support program (program) in the behavioral health
administration (BHA) to provide high-quality training, resources, and
implementation and sustainment support for the existing public school
educator workforce to provide evidence-based mental health services to
students through a contract with an external provider. The program
emphasizes supporting schools in rural areas and schools with students
who do not have equitable access to mental health care.
No later than January 1, 2025, the bill requires the BHA to contract
with an external provider to implement the program no later than the start
of the 2025-26 school year.
The bill requires the BHA to collaborate with the external provider
to determine the cost of implementing the program in at least 400 public
schools by the start of the 2027-28 school year.
The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate $2.5 million
from the general fund to the department of human services for use by the
BHA to administer the program. The bill allows the BHA to use up to
$100,000 of the funds to select the external provider.

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