Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor

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On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646). Introduced and championed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the bill now heads to the House floor where it awaits consideration from the full chamber. According to reports, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) aims to bring the bill up for a vote by […]

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June 16, 2016
Michael Petruzzelli @ The National Council

Key provisions of the amended Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act include:

  • IMD Exclusion
  • HIPAA
  • Parity –
  • Grant Programs –
  • Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)
  • Assistant Secretary for Mental Health –
  • SAMHSA Strategic Plan –

 

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