Category: Health Care, Social Issues
SB 590 (2018) making a supplemental appropriation to the state loan repayment program, relative to emergency involuntary admissions, and relative to the child protection act and making appropriations therefor.
House/Senate Bill: Senate
Description: Creates a new account, funded by a surplus from the Children's Health Insurance Program, to fund the state the state loan repayment program and the developmental disabilities wait list. The state loan repayment program helps repay student loans for primary care providers working in places with a shortage of health professionals. In particular, this bill authorizes $410,000 for the state loan repayment program and $5.4 million for the developmental disabilities wait list. This bill also authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to use $3.4 million of state and federal funds to establish an additional behavioral health crisis treatment center or mobile crisis team. Lastly, this bill clarifies some of the law around involuntary emergency admissions for mental health, for example to accommodate new transitional housing program services.
Bill Sponsor: Jeb Bradley
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Tue, 04/03/2018
Next Voting Date: Thu, 05/10/2018