Congressman, Senator Working To Revive Mental Health System Overhaul Legislation.

Congressional Quarterly (3/18, Attias, Subscription Publication) reported that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT) are both working to revive legislation to “overhaul the mental health system.” Both the senator and congressman are working to address points of contention, such as the “provision in the House bill from the 113th Congress that required a state to have an assisted outpatient treatment law — or a law that allows court-ordered treatment for certain people with serious mental illness while living in a community — to receive money through a block grant for community mental health services.” Both the senator and congressman have the goal of having both the Senate and House bills “introduced together, or at least close to the same time.”

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