S.4441 - CAHOOTS Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 08/05/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/05/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.4441 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.