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State of Illinois – SB 1709 : Mental Health Access | Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (IL) and Sen. Mike Simmons (IL)
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Committee of Jurisdiction: Health and Human Services (HHS)


Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that the Department of Human Resources shall partner with the State Board of Education to provide technical assistance for the provision of mental health care during school days with the goal of increasing the availability and accessibility of mental health resources for students. Provides that the Department shall report to the General Assembly on the implementation of the technical assistance provision no later than July 1, 2025. Provides for rulemaking by the Department and the State Board of Education.

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NBCSL Member Sponsor(s):
  • Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (IL)
  • Sen. Mike Simmons (IL)

Summary: State of Illinois - SB 1709 : Mental Health Access
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