83rd session bills that will improve quality of life for individuals with mental illness

NAMI Texas would like to applaud the passage and signing of the following 83rd session bills.

-SB 1: $259 million mental health funding increase

-SB 126: Relating to the creation of a mental health and substance abuse public reporting system.

-HB 1023: Relating to recommendations by the Health and Human Services Commission or a designated health and human services agency regarding mental health workforce shortages.

-HB 1191: Relating to certain information about housing for persons with mental illness provided through the Texas Information and Referral Network Internet site.

-SB 646: Relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health services (AOT).

-SB 460: Relating to training for public school teachers in the detection and education of students at risk for suicide or with other mental or emotional disorders and the inclusion of mental health concerns in coordinated school health efforts.

-SB 831: Relating to a list of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.

-SB 1003: Relating to a review of and report regarding the use of adult and juvenile administrative segregation in facilities in this state.

-SB 1842: Relating to restraint and seclusion procedures and reporting at certain facilities.

-SB 44: Relating to maintaining and reporting certain information regarding certain child abuse or neglect cases and the provision of mental health services for children in those cases.

-SB 50: adding mental health to the scope of the Children’s Policy Council.

-SB 421: Relating to the Texas System of Care and the development of local mental health systems of care for certain children.

-HB 144: Relating to a mental examination of a child subject to the juvenile justice system.

-HB 2392: Relating to the mental health program for veterans.

-HB 1888: Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded to at-risk developments.

-SB 644: Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits.

-HB 595: Maintains a single prescription drug formulary for Medicaid and make vital patient protections permanent.

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