Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Mental Health Literacy Training

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Utah School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Mental Health Literacy Training

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Mental Health Literacy Training
State: Utah

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LAWS

§ 53F-2-519. Appropriation for school nurses.

(2)(a) A school district or charter school that is awarded a grant under this section shall require each school nurse employed by the school district or charter school to complete two hours of continuing nurse education on the emotional and mental health of students.

(b) The continuing nurse education described in Subsection (2)(a) shall include training on:

(i) the awareness of, screening for, and triaging to appropriate treatment for mental health problems;

(ii) trauma-informed care;

(iii) signs of mental illness;

(iv) alcohol and substance abuse;

(v) response to acute mental health crises; and

(vi) suicide prevention, including information about the 24-hour availability of the SafeUT Crisis Line established under Section 53B-17-1202.

§ 53G-8-802. State Safety and Support Program–State board duties – LEA duties.

(2) The state board shall:

(b) provide training:

(iv) in evidence-based approaches in identifying an individual who may be showing signs or symptoms of mental illness.

§ 53G-9-203. Definitions–School personnel–Medical recommendations–Exceptions–Penalties.

(7) Local school boards or charter schools shall adopt a policy:

(a) providing for training of appropriate school personnel on the provisions of this section; and

(b) indicating that an intentional violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action consistent with local school board or charter school policy and under Section 53G-11-513.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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