Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health.
Under legislation signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, lets students have an excused absence if they miss school because of their mental or behavioral health.
Students are allowed up to five excused absences in a three-month period under the new law.
Last month, Gov. Brown also signed Adi's Act, which requires all Oregon school districts to develop comprehensive suicide prevention policies for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and to address the needs of LGBTQ students and other at-risk groups.