Current Mental Health Legislation | Mental Health America

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Current Mental Health Legislation

Learn about some of the bills introduced in the 115th Congress and where they fall in line with Mental Health America's legislative priorities

Opioid Response Legislation 

    MHA is closely monitoring the Senate plans to consider opioid crisis response legislation during the week of Labor Day. (8/22/2018)

    The House and Senate agree on terms of the Opioid Crisis Response Act. Read a section-by-section of the bill. (10/3/2018)

    MHA Statement on Mental Health Reform Legislation

    Prevention for All

    • Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act (H.R. 850)
    • Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act (S.897)

    Early Identification and Intervention for Those at Risk

    Integrated Treatment for Those who Need It

    • Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act (H.R. 1006)
    • Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act of 2015 (H.R. 1859)
    • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (H.R. 953 / S. 524)
    • Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676)
    • Prioritizing Veterans Access to Mental Health Care Act of 2015 (S. 841)

    Recovery as the Goal

    • Stop Child Abuse in Residential Treatment Programs Act of 2015 (H.R. 3060)
    • Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (S. 993H.R. 1854)
    • Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal Treatment (RESET) Act of 2015 (S. 1138)
    • Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act of 2015 (H.R. 1293)
    • Keeping All Students Safe Act of 2015 (H.R. 927)

     

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