Date Requested: January 29, 2015
Time Requested: 12:06 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2690 Introduced SB359
CBD Subject: Health


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The bill would require suicide training in middle and high schools to provide information and opportunities for discussion of suicide prevention to students; authorizing the State Board of Education to consult with the Bureau for Behavioral Health to assure the quality and accuracy of the information provided; requiring the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities to review such posted materials annually; providing legislative findings; requiring the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities to post certain suicide prevention and awareness information on its website; providing for the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities to assist middle and high schools in providing suicide prevention information to students; requiring certain health care professionals to obtain continuing education courses on suicide prevention and related topics as part of their license renewal; providing that certain health care professionals may only be required to complete two hours of suicide prevention training; requiring certain health care licensing boards to establish continuing education requirements and criteria and approve continuing education courses on suicide prevention and related topics.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    Suicide prevention is already covered in many venue within public schools including WVBE Policy 2520.5-Next Generation Health Education 5-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools, WVBE Policy 2315-Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, WVBE Policy 4373-Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools, West Virginia Schools Crisis Prevention and Response Plan Template at http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/documents/wvcrisisresponseplantemplate2014final.pdf, Addressing Mental Health in School Crisis Prevention and Response at http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/documents/addressingmentalhealth_resourceFINALforBoard.pdf and many other school health and wellness events throughout the year including partnership events/programs with WVDHHR and local communities, parents, mental health and medical providers.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
    Email Address: bfreed@k12.wv.us