HB0786 (CH0583)

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Education - Individualized or Group Behavioral Counseling Services - Establishment

Sponsored by:

Delegate Angel


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 583

Synopsis:Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in conjunction with the State Department of Education, to recommend best practices for county boards of education to provide to students specified needs assessments and specified behavioral health counseling services; providing that county boards may not be required to provide specified assessments or counseling services; prohibiting specified insurance policies or contracts from denying a covered medically necessary behavioral health care service for a specified student; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Angel, Morales, Branch, Cullison, Davis, Glenn, C. Howard, Korman, A. Miller, Mosby, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Queen, Sanchez, A. Washington, and Wilkins
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Ways and Means  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Insurance - Health
Narrow Subject(s):Counselors -see also- Guidance Counselors; Social Workers
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education, Boards of
Education, State Department of
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Mental and Behavioral Health
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Public Schools
Statutes:Article - Education
Article - Insurance

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November 28, 2017 1:02 P.M.