|(a) The local mental health authorities (LMHAs) and
local behavioral health authorities (LBHAs) are responsible for ensuring
their contractors provide mental health first aid (MHFA) training
to educators and non-educators consistent with the MHFA protocol,
as required by Texas Health and Safety Code, §1001.203(d).
(b) An MHFA training must:
(1) be conducted by a person trained as an MHFA trainer;
(2) provide participants with the skills necessary
to help an individual experiencing a mental health crisis until the
individual is able to obtain appropriate professional care; and
(A) instruction in a five-step strategy for helping
an individual experiencing a mental health crisis, including assessing
risk, listening respectfully to and supporting the individual, and
identifying professional help and other supports for the individual;
(B) an introduction to the risk factors and warning
signs for mental illness and substance abuse problems;
(C) experiential activities to increase participants'
understanding of the impact of mental illness on individuals and families;
(D) a presentation of evidence-supported treatment
and self-help strategies.
(c) An LMHA and LBHA may contract with a regional education
service center to provide an MHFA training program to university employees,
school district employees, and school resource officers under this
(d) Two or more LMHAs or LBHAs may collaborate and
share resources to develop and operate an MHFA training program under
(e) The LMHA and LBHA shall ensure that training is
taught without modification, substitution or subtraction of the MHFA-USA
or MHFA-Australia, as applicable, content or format unless authorized
by HHSC-approved training entities set forth in §302.7 of this
subchapter (relating to Mental Health First Aid Training Protocols).
(f) LMHAs and LBHAs are responsible for ensuring their
contractors comply with the provisions of this subchapter and applicable
provisions of the contract between HHSC and the LMHA and LBHA.
(g) The LMHA and LBHA must submit the annual Plan for
Mental Health First Aid Training Programs by July 1 of each state
fiscal year, as required by Texas Health and Safety Code, §1001.204.
The LMHA and LBHA must submit the information for the annual report
by September 30 of each year, as required by Texas Health and Safety
|Source Note: The provisions of this §302.9 adopted to be effective June 3, 2014, 39 TexReg 4258; transferred effective February 15, 2020, as published in the Texas Register January 17, 2020, 45 TexReg 468; amended to be effective January 10, 2021, 46 TexReg 305