ASSEMBLY, No. 4937

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JANUARY 17, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman ANTHONY S. VERRELLI

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Chaparro, Jimenez, Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle and Murphy

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Requires DOH to identify and take appropriate steps to secure federal sources of funding to support maternal mental health.

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

As introduced.


An Act concerning maternal mental health and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

1. a. The Department of Health shall identify and take appropriate steps to secure federal sources of funding to support maternal mental health in the State, including, but not limited to, the grant available pursuant to section 10005 of the federal 21st Century Cures Act, Pub. L. 114-255, 42 U.S.C. s.247b-13a.

b. No later than January 1, 2020, the department shall report to the Legislature, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), concerning its efforts to secure and utilize federal sources of funding to support maternal mental health pursuant to subsection a. of this section.

 

2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire on January 1, 2023.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

This bill requires the Department of Health to identify and take appropriate steps to secure federal sources of funding to support maternal mental health in New Jersey, including the federal grant that is available to establish, improve, or maintain programs for the screening, assessment, and treatment of maternal depression under section 10005 of the federal 21st Century Cures Act, Pub. L. 114-255, 42 U.S.C. s.247b-13a. The department will be required to report to the Legislature concerning its efforts to secure and utilize federal funding to support maternal mental health under the bill no later than January 1, 2020. The bill will take effect immediately and will expire on January 1, 2023.