Arkansas - Suicide Prevention Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.

2017 Arkansas Code 20-77-1608. Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Act Advisory Council -- Mission

The Advisory Council to the Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force shall:

  • (1) Serve as a liaison between the Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force and the scientific and treatment community to ensure that task force activities are firmly based in effective and safe suicide prevention activities;
  • (2) Research and make recommendations to the task force, the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor, the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor, and the General Assembly regarding successful youth suicide prevention programs used in other states;
  • (3) Develop a plan for a model youth suicide prevention program that can be implemented throughout the state with site-specific recommendations and recommend a timeline for the implementation of the model program;
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