Behavioral Health

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 2 (HB 32) - Mental Health Law - Petitions for Emergency Evaluation - Electronic Record Authorizing a petition for emergency evaluation to be in the form of an electronic record. SB 2

HB 32

Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/14)

Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m. (1/11)

SB 2: Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

HB 32: Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m.@Health and Government Operations

SB 12 (HB 129) - Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services and Public Safety Answering Points - Modifications Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to require that proposals requesting Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program funding contain response standards that minimize law enforcement interaction for individuals in crisis; altering the definition of "mobile crisis team" to include prioritizing limiting interaction of law enforcement with individuals in crisis; and requiring each public safety answering point to develop a written policy for calls involving an individual suffering an active mental health crisis. SB 12

HB 129

Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m. (1/14)

Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations) (1/18)

SB 12: Hearing 1/25 at 1:00 p.m.@Finance

HB 129: Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)@Health and Government Operations

SB 94 (HB 48) - Public Health - Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee Establishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, the State Team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicide deaths; requiring the State Teams to meet quarterly and report annually to the Governor and General Assembly; providing for the sharing of information with and confidentiality of information obtained by the Committee; exempting Committee meetings from the Open Meetings Act; etc. SB 94

HB 48

Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/8)

Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m. (1/11)

HB 48: Hearing 1/26 at 2:30 p.m.@Health and Government Operations

SB 196 - Maryland Department of Health - Overdose Report Extending the termination date for certain provisions of law requiring the Secretary of Health to examine and report on fatal overdoses involving opioids and other controlled substances; and altering the requirements relating to the examination and report. SB 196

Hearing 1/18 at 1:00 p.m. (1/8)
HB 56 - Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment Establishing the Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment; and requiring, on or before July 1, 2023 and December 1, 2023, the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the State Board of Education, and the General Assembly. HB 56

Hearing 1/20 at 1:00 p.m. (1/5)

HB 56: Hearing 1/20 at 1:00 p.m.@Ways and Means

HB 118 - Public Schools - Student Attendance - Excused Absences for Mental Health Needs Providing that absences from school for mental health needs are lawful absences under certain circumstances; providing for the circumstances under which an absence for a student's mental health needs shall be excused; and requiring a student who is absent due to mental health needs to meet with a school mental health specialist within an appropriate period of time to discuss the student's mental health needs that caused the student's absence from school. HB 118

Hearing 1/20 at 1:00 p.m. (1/5)

HB 118: Hearing 1/20 at 1:00 p.m.@Ways and Means

HB 177 - 9-1-1 Registry Program - Autism and Other Special Needs - Established Establishing the 9-1-1 Registry Program to authorize self-advocates, parents, or guardians of individuals with autism or other special needs to register with the 9-1-1 system in order to alert first responders of certain behaviors individuals with autism or other special needs may exhibit during encounters with first responders; and requiring each public safety answering point to establish certain procedures, ensure the details of Program are publicly available, and maintain accurate information on registered individuals. HB 177

Hearing 1/25 at 2:30 p.m. (1/11)

HB 177: Hearing 1/25 at 2:30 p.m.@Health and Government Operations