|SB 6452 - DIGEST|
|(SUBSTITUTED FOR - SEE 1ST SUB)|
Requires the state health care authority, in collaboration with the University of Washington department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Seattle Children's Hospital to implement a program called the partnership access line for moms and kids to: (1) Support primary care providers in the assessment and provision of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of children with mental and behavioral health disorders;
(2) Support obstetricians, pediatricians, primary care providers, mental health professionals, and other health care professionals providing care to pregnant women and new mothers, through same-day telephone consultations, in the assessment and provision of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of depression in pregnant women and new mothers; and
(3) Facilitate referrals to children's mental health services and other resources for parents and guardians with concerns related to the mental health of the parent or guardian's child.