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HB 703, Public Safety Mental Health Support Bill

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Support Justin Kirnon, (678) 686-6255

Last Updated: 1/27/2018
Subject Area: Public Safety |
Resources: bill text
This legislation would create the Governor’s Office of Public Safety Support which shall respond to and provide counselling services or critical incident support services to all requesting public safety officers for incidents that include death or other tragedies. The newly formed office may use local incident support services providers including but not limited to chaplains, mental health professionals and peer groups. The new office shall also provide training courses in stress management.  This bill shall only become effective if the funds to create the office and provide the services are appropriated by the General Assembly. 

2/15/2018 - Passed House Committee, Pending in House Rules


Rep. Bill Hitchens
District 161
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