HB1705 (2020) Detail

Relative to adverse childhood experiences and the family support clearinghouse.


HB 1705-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3105

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1705-FN

 

AN ACT relative to adverse childhood experiences and the family support clearinghouse.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Martin, Hills. 23; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Nordgren, Graf. 12; Rep. Schapiro, Ches. 16; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the type of information and referral sources available through the family support clearinghouse maintained by the department of health and human services.

 

This bill is a request of the study committee established in 2019, 19 (HB 111).

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3105

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to adverse childhood experiences and the family support clearinghouse.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Purpose Statement.  The general court recognizes the impact that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are having on New Hampshire children, youth, and families.  Under RSA 135-F:8, the New Hampshire department of health and human services recently established a clearinghouse for families seeking information regarding available children's behavioral health services.  The general court has identified the need for information regarding available supports and intervention services to mitigate trauma and the impact of ACEs.  In addition, there is a critical need for information about available ACE prevention and resilience building programs and practices.

2  System of Care for Children's Mental Health; Family Support Clearinghouse.  Amend RSA 135-F:8 to read as follows:

135-F:8  Family Support Clearinghouse.  

I.  The department of health and human services shall establish and maintain an information clearinghouse for families, caregivers, and community organizations seeking information regarding children's behavioral health supports and services for New Hampshire children, families, and caregivers.  The clearinghouse functions required by this section may be assigned to an entity that has responsibilities in addition to those required by this section.

II.  The information provided shall be available on the department of health and human services website and shall include:

(a)  Access to mobile crisis and stabilization services.

(b)  Insurance coverage and other reimbursement sources.

(c)  The results of assessments of the quality of service providers and whether they utilize evidence-based practices.

(d)  Referral information for legal service organizations.

(e)  Referral information, including links to websites and contact telephone numbers, for behavioral health service providers, organized by region.

(f)  Advice and guidance regarding family navigation of the behavioral health system.

(g)  Referral information, including links to websites and contact telephone numbers, for available trauma mitigation and intervention services and supports, including trauma-informed services such as but not limited to child-parent psychotherapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

(h)  Referral information, including links to websites and contact telephone numbers, for available prevention and resilience building programs, home visiting programs, family resource centers, and other available family and caregiver-centered services and supports.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-3105

Revised 1/13/20

 

HB 1705-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to adverse childhood experiences and the family support clearinghouse.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill expands the information available through the family support clearinghouse maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services.  The Department states that the bill will have no fiscal impact.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1705 at GenCourtMobile
HB1705 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1705 Revision: 7799 Date: Jan. 13, 2020, 3:51 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 32
Jan. 30, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/30/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205
Feb. 4, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 308
Feb. 18, 2020 Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)