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

Full text:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100561D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100561D
12/13/16  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/27/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/07/17  House: Left in Courts of Justice