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CS/SB 450: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Garcia

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders; Requiring a specific level of screening for peer specialists working in mental health programs and facilities; specifying that the use of peer specialists for recovery support is an essential element of a coordinated system of behavioral health care; requiring the Department of Children and Families to develop a training program for peer specialists and give preference to trainers who are certified peer specialists; requiring peer specialists to meet the requirements of a background screening as a condition of employment and continued employment, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 11/17/2017 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/6/2017 Senate • Filed
10/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
11/6/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 11/06/17, 4:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building --Meeting cancelled
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 11/13/17, 4:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
11/13/2017 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
11/14/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
11/17/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services