HR2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, was introduced in the House in June. The purpose of the legislation is to reform several areas of our mental health care system with the primary purpose of improving treatment for those with serious mental illness.
This legislation will strengthen Assisted Outpatient Treatment, reform HIPAA so families have access to necessary information, increase the number of psychiatric beds, and much more.
Anyone interested in seeing this legislation get passed, please comment. Help is needed to keep it from getting watered down.