H.R. 5989 (112th): Excellence in Mental Health Act

Introduced:
Jun 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Doris Matsui
Representative for California's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 21, 2012
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1263 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 19, 2013

S. 2257 (Related)
Excellence in Mental Health Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2012
 
Full Title

To increase access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and to improve Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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6/21/2012--Introduced.
Excellence in Mental Health Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to set forth criteria for the certification of federally-qualified community behavioral health centers.
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to make such centers eligible for payments for services under Medicaid.
Amends the PHSA to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award matching grants to states or Indian tribes to expend funds for the construction or modernization of facilities used to provide mental health and substance abuse services to individuals.
Expands the 340B drug discount program (a program limiting the cost of covered outpatient drugs to certain federal grantees) to allow participation by entities providing community mental health services or providing treatment services for substance abuse.

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