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SB 704: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders; Defining the term “first episode psychosis program”; revising requirements for the annual state behavioral health assessment; revising background screening requirements for certain peer specialists; requiring the Department of Children and Families to develop a training program for peer specialists and to give preference to trainers who are certified peer specialists; requiring the department to certify peer specialists directly or by approving a third-party credentialing entity, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/29/2019 Senate • Filed
11/18/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 54
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 54
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs