Sen. Seminara Backs Child Protection & Mental Health Care Legislation

April 12, 2024

CT Senate passes bill requiring in-home DCF visits
Bill 126 would require state workers to conduct home visits to check in on families with open safety plans

The Senate also passed Senate Bill 217, which would require the state Department of Health to create a working group to recommend a universal patient intake form for children’s behavioral health services.

The group would research and recommend best practices for the intake form. The goal would be to cut down on paperwork and make the process of accessing mental health care easier for families.

Both Democrats and Republicans spoke in favor of the bill.

“This is taking an otherwise cumbersome process and making it simplified for the parents and family members who may be overwhelmed,” Sen. Lisa Seminara said.