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HB 1480 Mental health awareness training; law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel.

Introduced by: Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Mental health awareness training; law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to establish and administer a mental health awareness program for training persons in emergency services professions in recognizing potential mental health issues and assisting themselves and each other with mental health issues. The bill requires DBHDS to create and administer a process by which a program not created by DBHDS can be certified as a qualified mental health awareness program. The bill requires law-enforcement officers, emergency medical services personnel, and firefighters other than volunteer firefighters to participate in a mental health awareness program created or certified by DBHDS once every two years.


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