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Bill Detail: SB21-129

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Title Veteran Suicide Prevention Pilot Program
Status Governor Signed (06/23/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Military & Veterans
House Sponsors D. Ortiz (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Garcia (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 02/25/2021

The bill requires the state department of human services
(department) to establish a veteran suicide prevention pilot program (pilot
program) to reduce the suicide rate and suicidal ideation among veterans
by providing no-cost, stigma-free, confidential, and effective behavioral
health treatment for post-9/11 veterans and their families. The department
is permitted to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit organization to

administer the pilot program. The department is required to include
information about the pilot program in its annual report to the general
assembly. The pilot program is repealed June 30, 2025.

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