SB 785 Creates provisions relating to student mental health at public institutions of higher education
Sponsor: Nasheed
LR Number: 4930S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Education
Last Action: 1/17/2018 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S155
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SB 785 - This act establishes the Coordinating Board for Mental Health Issues in Higher Education (CBMHI). Each public institution of higher education in Missouri shall have one representative, who is either an administrator or counseling director, on the CBMHI.

Prior to January 1, 2020, the CBMHI shall set forth reasonable standards and regulations for student counseling facilities, as defined in the act, at public institutions of higher education that relate to mental health problems within the academic community. After such standards are established, the CBMHI shall develop a process for measuring an institution's ability to meet student mental health needs.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each public institution of higher education shall publish a report that measures compliance with the standards for student counseling facilities, with details as set forth in the act.

This act is similar to HCS/HB 2354 (2018) and HCS/HB 920 (2017).