MS HB522 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 2 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create The Mississippi Children's Assessment And Mental Health Evaluation Opportunity (camheo) Act Of 2021, For The Purpose Of Providing Mental Health Assessments And Screenings To Public School Students In Kindergarten Through Grade 12; To Provide Legislative Findings; To Require The State Board Of Education And The Mississippi Department Of Mental Health To Develop The Framework And Guidelines For Use By Public Schools In Providing Comprehensive, Coordinated Mental Health Prevention, Screenings And Assessments, Early Intervention And Treatment Services For Public School Students; To Prescribe The Minimum Requirements For The Framework And Guidelines; To Create The Children's Mental Health Partnership, Which Shall Be Responsible For Developing The Assessments And Screeners To Be Used By Certified School Employees To Detect Any Mental Health Deficiencies In Students; To Prescribe The Composition Of The Partnership; To Require The State Board Of Education, Before The Beginning Of The 2022-2023 School Year, To Develop And Implement A Policy Requiring All Public School Districts To Provide Mental Health Screenings And Assessments To Students In Kindergarten Through Grade 12, Who Exhibit Signs Of Mental Distress And Incapacity; To Prescribe The Minimum Requirements Of The Policy Content; To Require Every Public School District To Develop A Policy For Incorporating Social And Emotional Development Into The District's Educational Program Before The Beginning Of The 2022-2023 School Year; And For Related Purposes.

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Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools.



2021-02-02HouseDied In Committee
2021-01-18HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services;Education

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