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H.R. 1205: Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2021

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To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Raul Ruiz

Sponsor. Representative for California's 36th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 13, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Feb 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 12, 2021

This bill passed in the House on May 12, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Unanimously Passes Dr. Ruizs Bill to Help Expand Access to Mental Health Care
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on May 13, 2021

Napolitano & Katko Lead 37 Colleagues in Urging Senate HELP Committee to Immediately Consider House-Passed Mental Health Bills
    — Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32] on Feb 1, 2022

Higgins Announces Approval of Bipartisan Bills Aimed at Suicide Prevention
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on May 13, 2021

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History

Feb 22, 2021
 
Introduced

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May 7, 2021
 
Text Published

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May 12, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1205 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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