H.R.4420 - Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 09/19/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/19/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4420 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/19/2019)
Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act
This bill requires an initial mental health screening within 30 days after a child enters foster care. In the case of a 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.
The Department of Health and Human Services must provide technical assistance for states to implement this requirement.