25 U.S. Code § 1665d - Mental health technician program
(a) In general
Pursuant to section 13 of this title, the Secretary shall establish and maintain a mental health technician program within the Service which—
(b) Paraprofessional training
In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary, acting through the Service, shall provide high-standard paraprofessional training in mental health care necessary to provide quality care to the Indian communities to be served. Such training shall be based upon a curriculum developed or approved by the Secretary which combines education in the theory of mental health care with supervised practical experience in the provision of such care.
(c) Supervision and evaluation of technicians
The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall supervise and evaluate the mental health technicians in the training program.
Source(Pub. L. 94–437, title VII, § 705, as added Pub. L. 111–148, title X, § 10221(a),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 935.)
Section 705 ofPub. L. 94–437is based on section 181 of title I of S. 1790, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, as reported by the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate in Dec. 2009, which was enacted into law by section 10221(a) ofPub. L. 111–148.