SB 501 Creates the "Office of Comprehensive Child Mental Health"
Sponsor: Gibbons
LR Number: 1915S.03T Fiscal Note: 1915-03
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 6/24/2005 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 501 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005
House Handler: Stefanick

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SCS/SB 501 - This act establishes in the Department of Mental Health, an "Office of Comprehensive Child Mental Health" to implement a comprehensive child mental health service system plan. The office shall provide oversight, support, training, and coordination with other teams in the implementation of the service system plan.

This act also creates the Comprehensive Child Mental Health Clinical Advisory Council, which shall include, but not be limited to, ten members from the following disciplines: pediatric medicine, child psychiatry, child psychology, social work, clinical counseling, school psychologist, research, financing, and evaluation. Members of the council shall share information, identify funding and research opportunities, and advise the department on how to provide a comprehensive child mental health system.

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