School boards; model memorandum of understanding, partnerships with certain mental health services. (HB919)

Introduced By

Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Atoosa Reaser (D-Loudoun)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

School boards; model memorandum of understanding; partnerships with certain mental health services providers; provision and expansion of virtual mental health services. Directs the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to develop, adopt, and distribute to each school board a model memorandum of understanding between a school board and a nationally recognized school-based telehealth provider that sets forth the parameters for the provision of mental health teletherapy by such provider to public school students enrolled in the local school division. Current law only requires the development, adoption, and distribution of a model memorandum of understanding between a school board and a public or private community mental health services provider. The bill also permits each school board to adopt policies and procedures to increase the accessibility of school-based mental health services for students enrolled in each school division who may not have access to mental health services otherwise by providing or expanding virtual mental health resources and establishing or expanding a partnership with (i) a public or private community mental health services provider that offers school-based teletherapy to students or (ii) a nationally recognized school-based telehealth provider that provides mental health teletherapy to students. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103336D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/31/2024Reported from Education with amendment(s) (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Read first time
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB919E
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24103336D-E
02/06/2024Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N)
02/06/2024VOTE: Passage (88-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB919E)
02/14/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Enrolled
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB919ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB919ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 534 (effective 7/1/24)

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