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S. 1905: Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 2, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1905

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 2, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Blunt) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To increase the number of States that may conduct Medicaid demonstration programs to improve access to community mental health services.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act.

2.

Community mental health services demonstration program

Section 223(d) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3)—

(A)

by striking Not more than and inserting Subject to paragraph (8), not more than; and

(B)

by striking 2-year and inserting 3-year; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(8)

Additional programs

In addition to the 8 States selected under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall select 11 States (which shall not include any States selected under paragraph (1)) to participate in 2-year demonstration programs that meet the requirements of this subsection and represent a diverse selection of geographic areas, including rural and underserved areas.

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