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Bill Detail: SB23-004

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Title Employment Of School Mental Health Professionals
Status Governor Signed (05/04/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
J. Marchman (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/09/2023

Under current law, a mental health professional must be licensed
by the department of education (department) in order to work in a school.
The bill authorizes a school district, the state charter school institute, and
a board of cooperative services that operates a school to employ certain
mental health professionals who are not licensed by the department but
hold a Colorado license for their profession. Before being employed, the
mental health professional must satisfy other requirements for
nonlicensed school employees, including a fingerprint-based criminal
background check. Any mental health professional employed may be
supervised by a mentor special services provider in the field in which the
person is employed or a licensed administrator.

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