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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Reform and Recovery Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve access to mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, crisis, and recovery services.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/02/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date
02/10/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/10/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/05/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (5)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce02/02/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/05/2016 Referred to
House Judiciary02/02/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means02/02/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health02/10/2016 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce02/02/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources02/02/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs02/10/2016 Referred to

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Subjects (66)


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Introduced in House (02/02/2016)

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Reform and Recovery Act of 2016

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) authorities, oversight, and programs, including to establish various grant programs.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education must: (1) organize a national awareness campaign regarding serious mental illness, and (2) support a public health approach to mental health services.

This bill amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act to require HHS to carry out activities regarding disclosure of the protected health information of individuals with mental or substance use disorders.

This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to require state Medicaid plans to cover specified services, including same day primary care and mental health care services.

Title XVIII (Medicare) of the SSAct is revised, including to eliminate the lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services.

HHS must award grants for programs and services, including telehealth services provided by psychiatrists or psychologists.

The bill provides liability protection to certain health professional volunteers.

HHS must maintain a Minority Fellowship Program for mental and substance use disorder treatment professionals to improve services for racial and ethnic minority populations.

The bill makes occupational therapists eligible for the National Health Service Corps.

The bill revises provisions regarding parity between mental health and substance use disorder benefits and medical and surgical benefits.

This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act, including to require practitioners to complete training before dispensing opioids, which are drugs with effects similar to opium, such as certain pain medications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must provide support to entities to improve drug overdose surveillance and reporting.

HHS must establish a loan repayment program for substance use disorder health professionals.