Mental Health Bill to See Debate Amongst Nebraska Lawmakers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The
Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee advanced a measure
that would improve access to mental health services for children.
Nebraska lawmakers moved the bill out of committee Thursday.
The bill's introducer, Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln, says lawmakers should debate the bill in the coming weeks.
bill says doctors should provide optional mental health screenings to
children during physicals. The proposal would launch a pilot program
with the University of Nebraska Medical Center that would place
behavioral health experts in three primary health care facilities around
The measure also would make it easier for behavioral
health experts to diagnose and treat patients with behavioral health
problems through video chatting. The service would be for patients
without a specialist nearby.