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Gov. Herbert to ceremonially sign bills for suicide prevention, expansion of mental health services

Posted at 7:17 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:39:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert is expected to ceremonially sign eight bills aimed at suicide prevention and expanding mental health services Tuesday afternoon.

Those bills are:

  • H.B. 41, which addresses the operation of of the statewide mental health crisis and local mental health crisis lines.
  • H.B. 42, which requires the Department of Health to seek a Medicaid waiver for certain mental health crisis resources.
  • H.B. 139, which amends the Insurance Code to provide health benefit plan coverage for the use of telepsychiatric consultations.
  • H.B. 264, which enacts language authorizing grants for school-based counselors and social workers.
  • H.B. 308, which creates a telehealth mental health pilot program.
  • H.B. 370, which makes modifications to suicide prevention and medical examiner provisions.
  • S.B. 31, which enacts the Utah Mobile Crisis Outreach Team Act.
  • S.B. 32, which amends the sunset date for the Mental Health Crisis Line Commission.

Gov. Herbert will sign the bills in the UNI Crisis Call Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

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