S.2257 - Excellence in Mental Health Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 03/29/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/29/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2248-2250) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2257 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/29/2012)
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.
Authorizes 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.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand 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.