H.R.5176 - Community Mental Health Services Improvement Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 01/29/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||01/29/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.5176 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/29/2008)
Community Mental Health Services Improvement Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for: (1) services to children, adults, and older adults with mental illnesses who have co-occurring primary care conditions and chronic diseases through the co-location of primary and specialty medical care in community-based mental and behavioral health settings; (2) programs to address behavioral and mental health workforce needs in professional shortage areas; (3) expanding behavioral and mental health education and training programs; (4) tele-mental health in medically-underserved areas; and (5) developing and implementing a plan to ensure that the National Health Information Infrastructure meets the needs of mental health and substance abuse providers.
Provides for reports to Congress on: (1) the paperwork burden on community mental health providers; and (2) the compensation structure for such providers.