All Information (Except Text) for S.1945 - Mental Health Reform Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 08/05/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/05/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Mental Health Reform Act of 2015
Actions Overview (1)
|08/05/2015||Introduced in Senate|
08/05/2015 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|08/05/2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
Action By: Senate
08/05/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
|Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]*||08/05/2015|
|Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]*||08/05/2015|
|Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]||08/06/2015|
|Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]||08/06/2015|
|Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]||08/06/2015|
|Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]||09/17/2015|
|Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]||09/17/2015|
|Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]||10/07/2015|
|Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]||10/07/2015|
|Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]||10/07/2015|
|Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]||11/04/2015|
|Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]||11/30/2015|
|Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]||11/30/2015|
|Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL]||01/12/2016|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]||01/12/2016|
|Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]||09/21/2016|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Related Documents|
|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||08/05/2015||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Advisory bodies
- Child health
- Congressional oversight
- Correctional facilities and imprisonment
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal officials
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Health care costs and insurance
- Health care coverage and access
- Health care quality
- Health facilities and institutions
- Health information and medical records
- Health personnel
- Health programs administration and funding
- Health promotion and preventive care
- Health technology, devices, supplies
- Home and outpatient care
- Homelessness and emergency shelter
- Hospital care
- Housing and community development funding
- Medical education
- Medical research
- Medical tests and diagnostic methods
- Mental health
- Minority education
- Minority health
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Research administration and funding
- Right of privacy
- Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
- State and local government operations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (08/05/2015)
Mental Health Reform Act of 2015
This bill creates the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to oversee the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Mental health programs are extended and training regarding mental health is expanded.
SAMHSA must establish the National Mental Health Policy Laboratory and the Interagency Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the National Institute of Mental Health to translate evidence-based interventions and the best available science into systems of care.
The Health Resources and Services Administration must support the creation and expansion of child psychiatry access programs.
Certain mental health care professional volunteers are provided liability protection.
Pediatric mental health subspecialists are eligible for National Health Service Corps programs.
An underserved population of children or a site for training in child psychiatry can be designated as a health professional shortage area.
SAMHSA must award primary care and behavioral health care integration grants to state entities to fund improvements in settings with integrated care.
The Department of Health and Human Services must develop a model program and materials for training health care providers regarding the disclosure of the protected health information of patients with a mental illness.This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to conditionally expand coverage of mental health services.