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  H.B. No. 2079
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression
  Awareness Month.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 662, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 662.110 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.110.  POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AWARENESS MONTH. (a)
  May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month to increase awareness
  of postpartum depression and to encourage:
               (1)  the identification of signs, symptoms, and
  treatment options for postpartum depression;
               (2)  the creation and update of lists of recommended
  materials for perinatal mental health available through the
  Department of State Health Services and the Health and Human
  Services Commission;
               (3)  electronic circulation of and posting on state and
  local agency websites of recommended postpartum depression
  resources;
               (4)  mothers-to-be and new mothers to be screened for
  postpartum depression using validated survey instruments; and
               (5)  collaboration between governmental agencies,
  educational institutions, hospitals, private health care
  practices, health insurance providers, Medicaid providers, and
  mental health agencies to increase awareness of postpartum
  affective illness.
         (b)  Postpartum Depression Awareness Month shall be
  regularly observed through appropriate programs and activities to
  increase awareness of postpartum depression.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2079 was passed by the House on April
  30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 135, Nays 4, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2079 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor