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H7235: Includes licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), certified in psychiatric/mental health, as qualified to certify the need for mental health treatment in certain patients.


H7508: Requires the department of education to establish a program for all students in grades kindergarten through 12 to receive education and training regarding the prevention of relationship abuse, sexual violence, and sexual harassment.


H7138: Requires DCYF/family court to initially consider placement of a child under their care with immediate family members/next of kin before placement in foster care.


H7137: Requires all foster parents to undergo sensitivity training regarding the culture of their foster child.


H7488: Authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances restricting vaping in public places and areas near schools, day care and hospitals.


H7204: Requires the department of children, youth and families (DCYF) and the family court to initially consider the placement of a child under their care with the child's immediate family members or next of kin before placement in foster care.


S2249: Provides that a safety barrier or safety netting would be erected on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, no later than January 1, 2022.


Senate Bill No. 2036 by Satchell, Goldin, Lawson, Metts, Quezada ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PSYCHOLOGISTS (Includes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and would limit the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.)
{LC3109/1}
01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


House Bill No. 7048
by Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Fogarty ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to develop and make available for school use a mental health curriculum. Schools would be required to provide four (4) hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade students.)
{LC3180/1}
01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7219
by Bennett, Solomon, Canario, McNamara ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance coverage for annual pediatric mental health examinations when ordered by a physician.)
{LC3750/1}
01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
01/28/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Rhode Island Office of the
Health Insurance Commissioner Newsletter--
December 2019


Physician Wellness and Burnout Report
(Federation of State Medical Boards)