HB18-1094 - Children And Youth Mental Health Treatment Act

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the reauthorization of the "Child Mental Health Treatment Act", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill extends indefinitely the 'Child Mental Health Treatment Act' and renames it the 'Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act' (act). Significant changes to the act include:


  • Continuing the ability of a parent or guardian of a non-medicaid eligible child or youth to receive mental health services for the child or youth without unwarranted child welfare involvement;
  • When evaluating a child or youth for eligibility for mental health treatment services (services), the evaluating mental health agency shall use a standardized risk stratification tool;
  • Establishing a new definition of 'mental health agency' to capture a larger set of behavioral health services providers;
  • Reporting requirements for the department of health care policy and financing and mental health agencies that provide services for children and youth are updated and clarified;
  • Requiring the department of human services to maintain and update a list of providers on its website, as well as post information from various reports required by the act, excluding any personal health information; and
  • Revising the membership of the advisory board that assists and advises the executive director of the department of human services with the development of service standards and rules for the provision of services.

The bill makes conforming amendments.

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


Latest update: May 30, 2018
05/30/2018 - Governor Signed
05/22/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/22/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/22/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/07/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/07/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/02/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/23/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/19/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/13/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services