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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Introduced

CAHOOTS Act
Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage State Medicaid programs to provide community-based mobile crisis intervention services, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
08/05/2020Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
08/05/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]* 08/05/2020
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 09/09/2020
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 11/30/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Finance08/05/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (08/05/2020)

Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets Act or the CAHOOTS Act

This bill allows state Medicaid programs to cover certain community-based mobile crisis intervention services for individuals experiencing a mental health or substance-use disorder crisis outside of a facility setting.

Among other requirements, such services must be (1) provided by multidisciplinary teams composed of behavioral health professionals who are trained in trauma care and de-escalation techniques, (2) available 24-7, and (3) voluntary for the individual experiencing the mental health or substance-use disorder crisis.

The bill provides an enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (i.e., federal matching rate) for such services, as well as specified funds for state planning and evaluation grants.