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S.195

An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sen. Virginia Lyons , Sen. Thomas Chittenden, Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sen. Anthony Pollina, Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale
5/4/2022 - Recommitted to Committee on Health and Welfare on motion of Senator Lyons
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
Senate 5/4/2022 - Recommitted to Committee on Health and Welfare on motion of Senator Lyons
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An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Introduction by sponsor, walk-through by counsel

Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sponsor
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Discussion of S.194 and S.195

Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Programs, Department of Public Safety
Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director, Alyssum, Inc
Linda Limoges, Guest, Alyssum Peer Respite
Sera Davidow, Executive Director, Wildflower Alliance (Mass.)
Kenneth Russell, Executive Director, Another Way Inc.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists


Friday, February 11, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
Sandi Yandow, Executive Director, Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Friday, February 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists


Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Mark-up and possible vote on S.194 and S.195

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:50 AM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists


Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:45 PM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Walk-through, Discussion and Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:20 PM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee discussion

Sen. Cheryl Hooker
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
-

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Walk-through and fiscal note

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:30 AM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Testimony

Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
1:00 PM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Testimony and committee discussion

Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
Sandi Yandow, Executive Director, Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Patricia Singer MD, Adult Mental Health Operations Director, Department of Mental Health
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:30 PM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee Discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Health Care
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patricia Singer MD, Adult Mental Health Operations Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Wilda White, Founder, Mad Freedom
  • Sandi Yandow, Executive Director, Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Sera Davidow, Executive Director, Wildflower Alliance (Mass.)
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Vermont
  • Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Programs, Department of Public Safety
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sponsor
  • Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Linda Limoges, Guest, Alyssum Peer Respite
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Kenneth Russell, Executive Director, Another Way Inc.
  • Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director, Alyssum, Inc
  • Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom
  • Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Sandi Yandow, Executive Director, Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

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No committee of conference members found for S.195 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.195 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for S.195 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Act

No act information found for S.195 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel

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