S.2691 - Integrating Behavioral Health Through Technology Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/16/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/16/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2691 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/16/2016)
Integrating Behavioral Health Through Technology Act of 2016
This bill requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to establish a pilot program in up to five states under which incentive payments may be provided to clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records technology.
SAMHSA must give priority to states that have implemented a health information exchange that includes behavioral health data.