Bill Text: VA HB74 | 2020 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Public schools; Mental Health First Aid training.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-20 - Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N) [HB74 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HB74-Prefiled.html
20100424D
HOUSE BILL NO. 74
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled December 5, 2019
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-298.6, relating to public schools; Mental Health First Aid training required.
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Patron-- Kory
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 22.1-298.6 as follows:

§22.1-298.6. Mental Health First Aid training.

A. Each school board shall adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a Mental Health First Aid training or similar program.

B. Each school board shall provide required personnel the training required by subsection A and may contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a community services board, a behavioral health authority, a nonprofit organization, or other certified trainer as defined in §37.2-312.2 to provide such training.

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