COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) today announced that Substitute House Bill 492 has passed the Ohio House and will next head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.
This legislation was crafted to require coaches to complete a student mental health training course that has been certified by the Department of Mental Health as a requirement to renew their coaching permit.
“This legislation is a step in the right direction and will ensure that coaches have the training needed to help identify it and know what to do should any of their students have mental health troubles,” said Loychik.
Mental health is just as vital to a student’s wellbeing as their physical health and this legislation will work to improve the mental health of children throughout Ohio. This training will help
both coaches and students alike.