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City Council Committee On Public Health, Homelessness, And Recovery Hearing On Docket #0478

A hearing to discuss the viability and advantages of funding mental health services for children and youth in Boston without necessitating a formal diagnosis. Note: This hearing will now be virtual.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0478

    Order for a hearing on provisions of temporary mental health treatment or interventions and preventions for children and youth before formal diagnosis.

    This matter was sponsored by Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson and was referred to the Committee on March 6, 2024.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance: In accordance with Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2021 modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing remotely. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this hearing via live stream at www.boston.gov/city-council-tv and on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.



    Public Testimony

    Written comments may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Staff Contact: Meghan Kavanagh

    Mail Address:  Docket #0478 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

    Committee Emailccc.health.boston.gov   

    Staff Email: meghan.kavanagh@boston.gov | Staff Telephone617-635-0742

    Broadcast Live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/ Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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