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 Bill Status of SB2951  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EARLY MENTAL HEALTH ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush - Pamela J. Althoff - Pat McGuire - Julie A. Morrison - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Dale A. Righter, Mattie Hunter, Karen McConnaughay, Scott M. Bennett, Michael E. Hastings, Michael Connelly, David Koehler, Kimberly A. Lightford, Neil Anderson, Cristina Castro, Omar Aquino, Emil Jones, III and Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and other specified agencies and entities, to develop a pilot program under which a qualifying adolescent or young adult may receive community-based mental health treatment from a youth-focused community support team for early treatment that is specifically tailored to the needs of youth and young adults in the early stages of a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Requires the Department to apply, no later than September 30, 2019, for any necessary federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program. Requires the Department to implement the pilot program no later than December 31, 2019 if federal approval is not necessary. Contains provisions concerning the creation of a community-based treatment model under the pilot program; the development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Requires the Department to develop an Assertive Engagement and Community-Based Clinical Treatment Pilot Program for individuals with opioid and other drug addictions. Contains provisions on in-office, in-home, and in-community services provided under the pilot program; application for a federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program; development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/14/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/15/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  2/20/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/21/2018SenateAssigned to Human Services
  2/27/2018SenatePostponed - Human Services
  2/28/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/28/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/1/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/14/2018SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/14/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  4/2/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/3/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/10/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/11/2018SenateDo Pass Human Services; 009-000-000
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018
  4/11/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/11/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/18/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services

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