CT bill aims to improve access to children’s services

By Andrew Cromarty
April 2nd, 2023

Children’s mental health will remain a top priority for Connecticut lawmakers this session. The state’s Children’s Committee and Committee on Education continue to address this issue that the U.S. Surgeon General deemed a national health crisis in 2021 with the proposal of a new bill.

Senate Bill No. 2 was proposed in January by the Committee on Children. Titled “An Act Concerning the Mental, Physical, and Emotional Wellness of Children,” the bill aims to improve access to mental, physical, and emotional health services for children and provide a continuum of care in the delivery of such services, according to the Connecticut General Assembly website.

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