Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.23.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care and referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.29.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.7.2020. Bill was not heard in the Behavioral Health Subcommittee. (updated 3.13.2020) 


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Sen Darneille

SB6588 revises the name, term, membership, and duties of the Children's Mental Health Workgroup.  It renames it the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup, and assigns the duties:

1.) identifying barriers to and opportunities for accessing behavioral health services for children, prenatal until age 25 and their families, and 2.) advising the legislature on statewide behavioral health services for this population.

Membership requirements are outlined. The scope of the group is expanded to cover behavioral health. The work group shall convene an advisory group focused on school-based behavioral health and suicide prevention which has its own duties outlined

Beginning December 1, 2021, and every two years after, the workgroup will provide specific noted recommendations to the governor and the legislature.

Companion Bill