In follow-up to Monday night's passage of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act and its movement now to the White House for President Trump's approval, we wanted to share with you a summary of the legislation and make clear the next step is at the state level.
As discussed on Tuesday's call, the National Council policy team will begin working with you and our federal colleagues and stakeholders on implementation of 9-8-8 and securing the needed support for safety net providers.
Designation of 9-8-8
State Authority Over Fees:
Report Due to Congress Post Enactment
Thank you. Does the legislation say when the system is expected to begin? In the past the state's done such things through statutes so it would be useful to know if it's something we should have in our agenda for the next state legislative session.Thanks,