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File #: 21-0103    Version: 0 Name: Suicide Prevention Coordinator - Establishment
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 7/19/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/15/2021
Enactment #: 21-063
Title: Suicide Prevention Coordinator - Establishment For the purpose of establishing the position of Suicide Prevention Coordinator within the Health Department; and providing for the duties of the Suicide Prevention Coordinator.
Sponsors: President Nicholas J. Mosby, Danielle N. McCray, Zeke Cohen, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, Sharon Green Middleton, Kristerfer Burnett, Odette Ramos
Indexes: Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Attachments: 1. 21-0103~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0103, 3. BCHD 21-0103, 4. Finance 21-0103, 5. Synopsis 21-0103, 6. Hearing Agenda 21-0103, 7. Suicide Prevention Legislative Workgroup Written Testimony, 8. Hearing Minutes 21-0103, 9. Voting Record 21-0103, 10. Hearing Notes 21-0103, 11. 2nd Reader Amendments 21-0103, 12. 21-0103~3rd Reader, 13. Completed Ordinance 21-0103
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Mosby and Councilmember McCray


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Suicide Prevention Coordinator - Establishment
For the purpose of establishing the position of Suicide Prevention Coordinator within the Health Department; and providing for the duties of the Suicide Prevention Coordinator.
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By adding
Article - Health
Section 2-103.1
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Revised Code

Article - Health

Title 2. Department of Health

Subtitle 1. Organization and General Authority

ยง 2-103.1. Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

(a) In general.

There is a Suicide Prevention Coordinator within the Health Department.

(b) Scope.

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator shall:

(1) collaborate with system partners to support behavioral health system management; and


(2) work to prevent suicides and mental health crises.

(c) Duties.

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator shall:

(1) reach out to community organizations, groups and agencies to inform them about available resources regarding suicide prevention;

(2) coordinate and provide suicide prevention trainings and trainings regarding the relationship between trauma and suicide as needed;

(3) carry out new ...

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