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Mental health bill

Mental health bill

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Mental health bill
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To maximize the access of individuals with mental illness to community- based services, to strengthen the impact of such services, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. B
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introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on
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A BILL
 
To maximize the access of individuals with mental illness to community-based services, to strengthen the impact of such services, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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(a) S
HORT
T
ITLE
.—This Act may be cited as the
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‘‘Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act
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of 2014’’.
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(b) T
 ABLE OF
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ONTENTS
.—The table of contents for
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this Act is as follows:
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Sec.1.Short title; table of contents. Sec.2.Purpose. TITLE I—WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY Sec.101.White House Office of Mental Health Policy. Sec.102.Appointment and duties of the Director. Sec.103.National strategy for mental health. Sec.104.Coordination with Federal departments and agencies. Sec.105.National mental health advisory board. TITLE II—STRENGTHENING AND INVESTING IN SAMHSA PROGRAMS Sec.201.Community mental health services block grant reauthorization. Sec.202.Reporting requirements for block grants regarding mental health and substance use disorders. Sec.203.Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act reauthorization. Sec.204.Priority mental health needs of regional and national significance re-authorization. Sec.205.Grants for jail diversion programs reauthorization. Sec.206.Projects for assistance in transition from homelessness. Sec.207.Comprehensive community mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances. Sec.208.Children’s recovery from trauma. Sec.209.Protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness reauthor-ization. Sec.210.Mental health awareness training grants. Sec.211.National media campaign to reduce the stigma associated with men-tal illness. Sec.212.SAMHSA and HRSA integration of behavioral health services into primary care settings. Sec.213.Geriatric mental health disorders. Sec.214.Assessing barriers to behavioral health integration. Sec.215.Acute care bed registry grant for States. Sec.216.Awards for co-locating primary and specialty care in community- based mental health settings. Sec.217.Grants for the benefit of homeless individuals. TITLE III—IMPROVING MEDICAID AND MEDICARE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Sec.301.Access to mental health prescription drugs under Medicare. Sec.302.Medicaid coverage of mental health services and primary care services furnished on the same day. Sec.303.Elimination of 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services. Sec.304.Expanding the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver to include youth in need of services provided in a psychiatric residential treatment facility. Sec.305.Application of Rosa’s Law for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sec.306.Complete application of mental health and substance use parity rules  under Medicaid and CHIP. Sec.307.Coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program. TITLE IV—DEVELOPING THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE
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Sec.401.National health service corps scholarship and loan repayment funding for behavioral and mental health professionals. Sec.402.Reauthorization of HRSA’s mental and behavioral health education and training program. Sec.403.SAMHSA grant program for development and implementation of cur-ricula for continuing education on serious mental illness. Sec.404.Demonstration grant program To recruit, train, deploy, and profes-sionally support psychiatric physicians in Indian health pro-grams. Sec.405.Including occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps. Sec.406.Extension of certain health care workforce loan repayment programs through fiscal year 2019. TITLE V—IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH AND COORDINATION Sec.501.National institute of mental health research program on serious men-tal illness and suicide prevention. Sec.502.Youth mental health research network. Sec.503.National violent death reporting system. TITLE VI—EDUCATION AND YOUTH Sec.601.School-based mental health programs. Sec.602.Examining mental health care for children. TITLE VII—JUSTICE AND MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATION Sec.701.Assisting veterans. Sec.702.Correctional facilities. Sec.703.High utilizers. Sec.704.Academy training. Sec.705.Evidence-based practices. Sec.706.Safe communities. Sec.707.Reauthorization of appropriations. TITLE VIII—BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Sec.801.Extension of health information technology assistance for behavioral and mental health and substance abuse. Sec.802.Extension of eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid health information technology implementation assistance. TITLE IX—SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS MENTAL HEALTH Sec.901.Preliminary mental health assessments. Sec.902.Unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war. Sec.903.Timeline for implementing integrated electronic health records. Sec.904.Pilot program for repayment of educational loans for certain psychia-trists of Veterans Health Administration. TITLE X—MAKING PARITY WORK Sec.1001.GAO study on mental health and substance use disorder parity en-forcement efforts.
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