Mental Health Bill Gaining Support.

Modern Healthcare (9/19, Zigmond, Subscription Publication) reports that the Excellence in Mental Health Act, introduced in February by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), “now has the support of 19 other senators and more than 50 mental health, veterans and law enforcement organizations, such as the American Psychiatric Association, the National Sheriffs Association, the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.” Among its provisions, the measure “would establish criteria for federally qualified community behavioral health centers based on evidence-based quality standards and reporting measures to make sure that those facilities cover a broad range of outpatient and crisis services.”

Related Links:

— “In wake of Navy Yard tragedy, advocates push for improved mental health services, Modern Healthcare, September 19, 2013.

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