CHAPTER 18

 

An Act concerning suicide prevention at institutions of higher education and supplementing chapter 3B of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

C.18A:3B-72  Short title.

     1.    This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act.”

 

C.18A:3B-73  Institution of higher education required to provide access to suicide prevention services; training for faculty and staff provided.

     2. a. An institution of higher education shall have individuals with training and experience in mental health issues who focus on reducing student suicides and attempted suicides available on campus or remotely by telephone or other means for students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The individuals shall also work with faculty and staff on ways to recognize the warning signs and risk factors associated with student suicide.

     b.    No later than 15 days following the beginning of each semester, an institution of higher education shall transmit to each student via electronic mail the contact information of the individuals required pursuant to subsection a. of this section.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect on the 90th day after the date of enactment.

 

     Approved August 1, 2016.