HB 952 – Mental Health Triage Unit Pilot Program

HB 952 – Mental Health Triage Unit Pilot Program

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Terry Brown, Jr. (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Cynthia Ball (D-Wake); Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Amber Baker (D-Forsyth)

 

Summary

This bill requires the State Board of Education to establish the Mental Health Triage Unit Pilot Program to provide funds to establish at least one mental health triage unit, composed of at least one school nurse, school social worker, and one school counselor, in each participating local school administrative unit.

 

This bill also permits each participating local school administrative unit to receive $250K in each fiscal year in which funds are made available to establish and maintain at least one mental health triage unit.

 

This bill also appropriates $2M in recurring funds to the Department of Public Instruction to implement the Mental Health Triage Unit Pilot Program.

 

Movement

Filed – 5/11/2021

 
 

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