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Introduced in Senate (03/14/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 824


To increase the number of States that may conduct Medicaid demonstration programs to improve access to community mental health services.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2019

Ms. Stabenow (for herself, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To increase the number of States that may conduct Medicaid demonstration programs to improve access to community mental health services.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act”.

SEC. 2. Community mental health services demonstration program.

Section 223(d) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (3)—

(A) by striking “Not more than” and inserting “Subject to paragraph (8), not more than”; and

(B) by striking “2-year” and inserting “4-year”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(8) ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS.—In addition to the 8 States selected under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall, not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act, select 11 States (which shall not include any States selected under paragraph (1)) to participate in 2-year demonstration programs that meet the requirements of this subsection and represent a diverse selection of geographic areas, including rural and underserved areas.”.