S. 195: Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 31, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 628 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 13, 2013

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Sponsor
Alan “Al” Franken
Junior Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 31, 2013
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 628 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 31, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 31, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 31, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill 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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Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (21D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/31/2013--Introduced.
Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 - 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, trauma-informed, and age appropriate.
Requires a comprehensive school mental health program funded under this Act to assist children in dealing with trauma and violence.
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 at least one relevant community-based entity 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 grantees to comply with the health information privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Requires the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop a fiscally appropriate 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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