APA And Presidential Task Force On Law Improvement

In continuing coverage, Kaiser Health News (10/31, Gold) reports, “Acknowledging that ‘there is more work to be done’ to ensure that patients with mental illness and addiction do not face discrimination,” the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force “made a series of recommendations” in a report (pdf) released last “Friday, including $9.3 million in funding to improve enforcement of the federal parity law.”

According to Kaiser Health News, “the American Psychiatric Association was also on board.” APA CEO and medical director Saul Levin, MD, MPA, said, “Adoption of the Task Force recommendations is essential to achievement of parity for patients with mental illness.” Dr. Levin added, “APA trusts that Congress and the Administration will work together to ensure that the recommendations become reality.”

Related Links:

— “Presidential ‘Parity’ Panel Offers Steps To Treat Mental Illness Like Other Disease,” Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, October 31, 2016.

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