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Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:10 AM

Maryland Bill Would Give Students Mental Health Days Off, No Need for Doctor's Note

NBC4Washington
By Tom Hindle of Capital News Service

A bill in the Maryland state legislature would grant school students excused absences for mental health reasons.

Under the proposed law, students would be allowed to skip school once every quarter — without needing a doctor’s note.

Sponsored by Del. Alonzo Washington, D-Prince George’s, the legislation aims to alleviate mental health problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Right now, we know mental health and mental illness is running rampant, especially among students,” Washington told Capital News Service.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/maryland-bill-would-give-students-mental-health-days-off-no-need-for-doctors-note/2567316/

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:43 AM

1. About time!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:32 PM

2. To get through junior high school I would have needed about 180 mental health days

per school year.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:33 PM

3. No kidding!

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Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:33 PM

4. No kidding!

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