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H.R. 6984 - To add suicide prevention resources to school identification cards.

Introduced: 2018-09-28
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6984


    To add suicide prevention resources to school identification cards.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 28, 2018

    Mr. Correa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

    To add suicide prevention resources to school identification cards.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Adding suicide prevention contact information to school identification cards.

Section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1094) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(30)(A) In the case of an institution that creates and distributes identification cards for students after the date of enactment of this paragraph, such institution shall include phone contact information on such cards for the following organizations:

“(i) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

“(ii) The Crisis Text Line.

“(iii) Except as provided for in subparagraph (B), a campus mental health center or program, as determined by the institution.

“(B) If the institution does not have a campus mental health center or program, then the institution shall include a local nonemergency telephone number on the student identification cards described in subparagraph (A).

“(C) In the case of an institution that does not create and distribute identification cards for students after the date of enactment of this paragraph, such institution shall publish the suicide prevention contact information specified in subparagraph (A) on the website of such institution.”.


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