Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long-Term Care on 1.14.19

Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Health & Long-Term Care on 1.25.19.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 1.30.19; majority pass.

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 1.31.19.

Placed on second reading for Rules Committee on 2.5.19.

As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.9.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



Sets forth requirements that would increase availability of peer services in behavioral health settings by:

  • Providing definitions regarding authority and peer support services
  • Establishing a peer counselor certification program to support peer delivery services that includes reimbursement
  • Establishing entities to perform specialized peer training for peer counselor certification
  • Requiring the authority to cooperate with the department of health in its sunrise review to evaluate the need for the creation of an advanced peer support specialist credential

The provisions mentioned in this bill would take effect immediately.