Public schools; Mental Health First Aid training. (SB1472)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; Mental Health First Aid training. Requires each school board to 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. The bill requires each school board to provide such training and provides that a school board 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 to provide such training. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103016D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1472)
01/24/2019Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)