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AB-931 Suicide prevention.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/23/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 931


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 4098.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to suicide prevention.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 931, as amended, McCarty. Suicide prevention.
Existing law, the California Suicide Prevention Act of 2000, authorizes the State Department of Health Care Services to establish and implement a suicide prevention, education, and gatekeeper program to reduce the severity, duration, and incidence of suicidal behaviors. Existing law authorizes the department to contract with an outside agency to establish and implement a targeted public awareness and education campaign on suicide prevention and treatment. Existing law requires the target populations to include junior high and high school students.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to suicide prevention for college students.

This bill would additionally require the target populations to include community college, 4-year college, and university undergraduate and graduate students.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to suicide prevention for college students.

SECTION 1.

 Section 4098.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4098.3.
 The department may contract with an outside agency to establish and implement a targeted public awareness and education campaign on suicide prevention and treatment. Target populations shall include junior high and high school students, community college, four-year college, and university undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other selected populations known to be at high risk of suicide.