MD SB164 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB324


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 18 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-18 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 137
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of training for veterans and the immediate family members of veterans on how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders; requiring entities teaching a mental health first aid course to report certain information to the Department; etc.

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Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid


Roll Calls

2021-03-29 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 131 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2021-02-05 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-05-18SenateApproved by the Governor - Chapter 137
2021-03-29SenateReturned Passed
2021-03-29HouseThird Reading Passed (131-0)
2021-03-25HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-03-24HouseFavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
2021-03-20HouseHearing canceled
2021-03-17HouseHearing 3/23 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-08HouseReferred Health and Government Operations
2021-02-05SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-02-03SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-02-03SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-02-03SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2020-12-23SenateHearing 1/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

SB324 (Carry Over) 2020-03-16 - Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
HB605 (Crossfiled) 2021-05-18 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General132702(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General132703(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments