Bill Text: MI HB5524 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: Education; teachers; mental health training; include in requirement for teacher continuing education. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1526b.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2018-03-01 - Referred To Committee On Health Policy [HB5524 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB5524-Engrossed.html

HB-5524, As Passed House, February 28, 2018



















February 6, 2018, Introduced by Reps. Santana, Howrylak, Peterson, Dianda, Durhal, Love, Green, Scott, Byrd, Inman, Canfield, Vaupel, Lucido, Lasinski, Robinson, Chirkun, Zemke, Cambensy, Yanez, Hammoud, Chang, Geiss, LaGrand, Kesto, Gay-Dagnogo, Rabhi, Yaroch, Garrett, Kahle and Kosowski and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.


     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled


"The revised school code,"


(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1526b.




     Sec. 1526b. (1) Not later than 1 year after the effective date


of the amendatory act that added this section, the department, in


conjunction with the department of health and human services, shall


develop or adopt a professional development course for teachers on


mental health first aid.


     (2) The professional development course developed or adopted


under subsection (1) must include instruction on at least both of


the following:


     (a) Identifying potential risk factors and warning signs for


mental illnesses, including, but not limited to, depression,


anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use

disorders, and self-injury.


     (b) Strategies for helping an individual experiencing a mental


health crisis, including, but not limited to, assessing risk,


listening respectfully, supporting the individual, and identifying


professional help and other resources for the individual.


     (3) The professional development course developed or adopted


under subsection (1) may be counted toward the professional


development required under section 1527.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.