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HB22-1221

County Coroner And Mortuary Mental Health Program

Concerning the creation of the county coroner and mortuary mental health and wellness program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Public Health
Bill Summary

On or before January 31, 2023, the bill requires the behavioral health administration (BHA) to administer the county coroner and mortuary mental health and wellness program (program). The program provides mental health and wellness services to county coroners, county coroner's staff, persons working for volunteer groups, funeral directors, and mortuary science practitioners.

The bill requires each funeral home that employs a funeral director or mortuary science practitioner to pay for the actual costs of providing the mental health and wellness services if a funeral director or mortuary science practitioner requests to participate in the program and the funeral director's or mortuary science practitioner's health insurance coverage does not cover the costs of providing such services.

On or before April 1, 2023, the bill requires the BHA to provide information about the program to those eligible for the program.

The program repeals on September 1, 2029.

The bill appropriates from the general fund $100,000 to the BHA for the program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Did Not Become Law

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