H.R. 2531 (111th): Mental Health in Schools Act of 2009

May 20, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Grace Napolitano
Representative for California's 38th congressional district
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May 20, 2009
17 pages
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This bill was introduced on May 20, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 20, 2009
Referred to Committee May 20, 2009
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.


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46 cosponsors (44D, 2R) (show)

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Mental Health in Schools Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by:
(1) revising eligibility requirements for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement; and
(2) providing for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and age appropriate.
Makes only a partnership between a local educational agency and at least one community program or agency that is involved in mental health eligible for such funding.
Sets forth assurances required for eligibility, including that:
(1) the local education agency will enter into a memorandum of understanding with relevant community-based entities that clearly states the responsibilities of each partner;
(2) the program will include training of all school personnel, family members of children with mental health disorders, and concerned members of the community; and
(3) the program will demonstrate the measures to be taken to sustain the program after funding terminates.
Requires the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop a process for evaluating grant program activities, including: (1) the development of guidelines for the submission of program data by recipients; and (2) the development of measures of outcomes to be applied by recipients in evaluating programs, to include student and family measures and local educational measures.

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