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H.R. 5204 (116th): Student Mental Health Rights Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 20, 2019.


Student Mental Health Rights Act

This bill addresses mental health and substance use at institutions of higher education (IHEs).

Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to conduct a study on mental health conditions and substance use conditions at IHEs.

In addition, ED must issue guidance on IHEs' (1) compliance with federal law on mental health, (2) legal obligations to students with mental health conditions and students with substance use conditions, and (3) policies which may have a disparate impact on such students.