Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Act. Creates the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions within the Department of Public Health. Establishes the members of the Council. Provides that the Advisory Council shall: (1) review and identify evidence-based best practice models and promising practices supported by peer-reviewed literature being implemented in this State and other states on regular screening and early identification of mental health and substance use conditions in children and young adults, including depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and other similar conditions, beginning at the age endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, through young adulthood, irrespective of coverage by public or private health insurance, resulting in early treatment; (2) identify evidence-based mental health prevention and promotion initiatives; (3) identify strategies to enable additional medical providers and community-based providers to implement evidence-based best practices on regular screening, and early identification and treatment of mental health conditions; (4) identify barriers to the success of early screening, and identification and treatment of mental health conditions across this State, including but not limited to, treatment access challenges, specific mental health workforce issues, regional challenges, training and knowledge-base needs of providers, provider infrastructure needs, reimbursement and payment issues, and public and private insurance coverage issues; (5) based on the findings, develop a set of recommendations and an action plan to address the barriers to early and regular screening and identification of mental health conditions in children, adolescents and young adults in this State; (6) complete and deliver the recommendations and action plan to the Governor and the General Assembly within one year of the first meeting of the Advisory Council; and (7) upon completion and delivery of the recommendations and action plan to the Governor and General Assembly, the Advisory Council shall be dissolved. Provides that members shall serve without compensation and are responsible for the cost of all reasonable and necessary travel expenses connected to Advisory Council business. Provides that Advisory Council members shall not be reimbursed by the State for these costs. Provides that the Advisory Council shall hold its initial meeting within 60 days after at least 50% of the members have been appointed. Provides that one representative from the pediatricians or primary care physicians and one representative from the mental health treatment community shall be the co-chairs of the Advisory Council. Provides that at the first meeting of the Advisory Council, the members shall select a 7 person Steering Committee that include the co-chairs. Provides that the Advisory Council may establish committees that address specific issues or populations and may appoint individuals with relevant expertise who are not appointed members of the Advisory Council to serve on the committees as needed.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions shall be created within the Department of Human Services (rather than the Department of Public Health). Provides that the Department of Human Services shall provide administrative support for the Advisory Council. Provides that the report, recommendations, and action plan required by this Section shall reflect the consensus of a majority of the Council.