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Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act

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A bill to amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care.

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02/17/2017Introduced in Senate

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02/17/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 02/17/2017
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 02/17/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 02/17/2017
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 09/27/2018
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 12/05/2018

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Senate Finance02/17/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/17/2017)

Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act

This bill amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act with respect to state plans for the ongoing oversight and coordination of health care services for children in a foster care placement.

An initial mental health screening of any child in foster care must be completed within 30 days after the child enters into foster care. In the case of any child for whom a mental health issue is identified in such initial screening, a comprehensive assessment of the child's mental health must be completed within 60 days after the child's entry into foster care.