The first of three bills meant to improve services for children’s mental health in CT cleared the Senate on Friday with overwhelming support.
Three ambitious bills that address the growing crisis of children’s mental health in CT would devote millions to a range of initiatives.
Expanding access to health care, particularly for children, has been a priority for majority Democrats in the legislature.
Four Republicans and one Democratic senator voted against a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access life-ending medication.
The bill made it out of the Public Health Committee but Senate Democrats are sending it to another committee before calling it for a vote.
The positive result came during a regularly scheduled rapid self-test. The governor is asymptomatic and is awaiting the results of a PCR test.
State officials are encouraging people with multiple co-morbidities and older residents to get a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The bill to expand HUSKY to undocumented children up to 18 failed in committee, but some think it could be included in the budget implementer
The children’s mental health crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere has spurred several proposals now under consideration by lawmakers.
The bill has triggered pushback from people who say that vaping is an important alternative for those who are quitting smoking.
In 2020, for the first time in almost three decades, a federal monitor found that DCF had sufficiently lowered caseloads for social workers.
Proponents of a bill that would require CT nursing homes to use 90% of Medicaid funding on direct care vowed to revive the measure next year.
The bill includes initiatives to improve and expand mental health workforce development, services in schools, insurance coverage and more.
Legislators have described the mental health crisis among children as one of the most crucial priorities this session.
Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled health care proposals aimed at increasing accessibility, promoting primary care and curbing the cost of medication.