SECTION 1. Chapter 75 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 34A the following section:-
Section 34B. Unless otherwise prohibited by any general or special law to the contrary, the University of Massachusetts medical school shall develop a continuing education program for clinical and non-clinical counselors serving institutions within the system of public institutions of higher education established pursuant to section 5 of chapter 15A. The program shall include education on the following subjects: (i) military culture and its influence on service member and veteran psychology; (ii) deployment cycle stressors as they impact campus life for students who are service members and veterans; (iii) outreach strategies for administrative, non-clinical and clinical services; (iv) symptoms of depression, suicide, deployment-related, insomnia, substance use, and post-traumatic stress disorder; and available resources and methods of referral.
SECTION 2. The University of Massachusetts medical school shall: (i) develop the continuing education program, including the curriculum thereof, required by section 34B of chapter 75 of the General Laws within 180 days after passage of this act; and (2) conduct training and education for clinical and non-clinical counselors serving institutions within the system of public institutions of higher education within 545 days after passage of this act.
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