HB 1719 Suicide Prevention Training Requirement
HB 1719 was passed during the 2018 legislative session and signed into law. The bill included language that amended section 337.718.1 RSMo requiring certain health care professionals to complete at least two hours of training in suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management training, as a condition of initial licensure. The provision went into effective August 28, 2018.
After January 1, 2019 an applicant for initial licensure as a Psychologist must maintain documentation of complying with this provision. The aforementioned two (2) hours can be part of the graduate course of study or obtained through self-study.
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Psychologists & Military Personnel
TThe Missouri Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Missouri Behavioral Health Alliance, has developed a web-based interactive map that will assist the military community with connecting to treatment providers. Think of this as a free referral source for your practice. If a licensee is interested in participating, please see the electronic enrollment form (name, credentials, available services) at the following link: https://stateofmissouri.wufoo.com/forms/w7p2a3/.
Please address questions to DMH.Veteran@dmh.mo.gov.