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Mental Health FundingCreatres checkoff on income tax form for mental health fundingHB 215
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3/31/2017
FOID Law: Developmentally disabledRepeals requirement LCPCs and others report over 14 with developmental disabilities for denying FOID cardHB 461
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 3/31/2017
Amended to Title protection for school social workers Sets forth qualifications to use the title of "school social worker"  HB 826 - Amendment 1 PDF 5/29/2017
 Lethal Order of ProtectionConfiscation of guns in domestic violence situations  HB 2354 PDF 4/28/2017
 Student AidAllows student aid for undocumented students or students with felony drug convictions  HB 2394 PDF 5/16/2017
Suicide Prevention Training Requires a training on suicide prevention be held every 2 years  HB 2545 PDF 5/28/2017
Prohibits insurance coverage switching mid-year Prohibits health insurance companies from switching coverage mid-year HB 2694 PDF 3/31/2017
Funds School Counselors 1:250 New funding formula for public schools that is evidence based.  HB 2808 PDF 5/15/2017
 Principal Endorsement for School CounselorsAllows school counselor experience to qualify for a principal endorsement  HB 2898 PDF 5/30/2017
 TelemedicineAmends the Medicaid law so that a healthcare professional need not be in the same room as the patient  HB 2907PDF  5/30/2017
 LCPCs telehealth services in shortage areas Insurance code change allows LCPCs to use telehealth services in shortage areas HB 3375 PDF 4/28/2017
 Licensure after convictionsChanges Counselor licensure Act and other to not allow consideration of convictions  HB 3395 PDF 4/28/2017
 LCPCs MedicaidAllows LCPCs to bill Medicaid fee-for-service  HB 3444 PDF 4/28/2017
 Increases sessions from 5 to 8Increases from 5-8 the number of outpatient therapy sessions which may be offered to a minor without parental consent  HB 3709 PDF 5/26/2017

Senate Bills

TopicShort Description Legislation Link PDFLast Action 
 Funds School Counselors 1:250New funding formula for public schools evidence based. School funding Evidence based Funds 1 FTE school counselor per 450 students  SB 1 PDF 5/31/2017
 Lethal Order of ProtectionsConfiscation of guns in domestic violence situations  SB 1291 PDF 5/5/2017
 Student Records ActProvides request to inspect and copy records must be granted no later than 5 business days (rather than 15 school days)  SB 1483 PDF5/31/2017 
 Licensure after convictionssealed records of conviction or arrest and prohibits entities authorized to grant professional licenses  SB 2053 PDF 3/15/2017

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