This act requires insurance providers offering coverage for mental health or substance use to be comparable to general medical coverage. Co-pays, deductibles, etc. for mental health or substance abuse disorders must not be more restrictive than requirements or benefits of other medical care. Read a summary of the legislation here. Read the final rule documentContinue reading “Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008”
This regulation provides information about the grant application procedures for states and Indian tribes to support local community emergency response related to mental illness and substance abuse. Read the summary here. Read the full federal regulation here.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is a nonprofit organization that “advocates for policies that ensure individuals with mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.” Visit their website here.
SAMHSA is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The organization leads public efforts to strengthen behavioral health across the country. Their mission is to “reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.” Visit their website here.