An Act To Include Student Absences for Mental Health or Behavioral Health Needs as Excusable Absences
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §3272, sub-§3, ¶A, as enacted by PL 1985, c. 490, §8, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §5001-A, sub-§4, ¶A, as enacted by PL 1983, c. 806, §49, is amended to read:
Current law provides that a person's absence from school is excused when the absence is due to personal illness. This bill specifies that a person's absence is excused when the absence is due to reasons of personal health, including the person's mental and behavioral health.