Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.14.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care and referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.15.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.31.20. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.6.2020. (updated 2.21.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. McCoy

The suicide and addiction crisis among American Indians and Alaska Natives in this state will be addressed. Indian health care providers must be available for the delivery of behavioral health services.

Crisis coordination between the state behavioral health system and tribes and Indian health care providers must be improved. The sovereign authority of tribal governments to act as public health authorities must be recognized. A definition of historical trauma is added.