Murphy To Introduce Bill Boosting Mental Health Treatment Options.

CQ (9/20, Attias, Subscription Publication) reports that yesterday, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee, announced “he will be introducing legislation soon to boost treatment options and address other challenges, saying that Monday’s deadly shooting” at the Washington Navy Yard “again ‘raised the issues of how we are handling mental health to stop this terrible violence.’” Murphy’s proposal, which is “expected to be introduced in a couple of weeks, appears to offer a different approach to mental health than the legislation (S 689) that was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and incorporated into a gun control package (S 649) by a vote of 95-2.” Murphy “said his bill will increase the options available for individuals who need inpatient and outpatient treatment.”

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