Summary: H.R.2519 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (09/29/2020)

Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2020

This bill authorizes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to qualifying emergency departments for the purpose of supporting mental-health services. Specifically, grant recipients must use funds to support the provision of follow-up services for individuals who present for care of acute mental-health episodes, such as placement in appropriate facilities.