H.R.5204 - Student Mental Health Rights Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 11/20/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/20/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5204 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/20/2019)
Student Mental Health Rights Act
This bill addresses mental health and substance use at institutions of higher education (IHEs).
Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to conduct a study on mental health conditions and substance use conditions at IHEs.
In addition, ED must issue guidance on IHEs' (1) compliance with federal law on mental health, (2) legal obligations to students with mental health conditions and students with substance use conditions, and (3) policies which may have a disparate impact on such students.