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HM 5 DEV. DISABILITY & MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE

Rep Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson

Actions: [2] HHHC-HHHC [18] DP [19] PASSED/H (60-0) SGND.

Scheduled: 03-18 07:00 am House Chambers

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Summary:
 House Memorial 5 (HM 5) relates to the treatment of people with developmental disabilities and mental illness. 
Legislation Overview:
 The memorial asks that a task force be formed to study the feasibility of a requirement that mental health and developmental disability providers be trained in how to treat people who have mental illness along with development disabilities. It notes that 40 percent to 60 percent of adults with developmental disabilities also have mental illness.
HM 5 outlines requirements for task force membership and stipulates that the group’s findings would have to be presented to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee (LHHS) by December 1, 2023. Copies of the memorial are to be sent to the secretary of Health, chair and vice chair of the LHHS, superintendent of Regulation and Licensing, and several organizations and government entities that work with people with developmental disabilities, mental illness or both.