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H.R.5176 - Community Mental Health Services Improvement Act

To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to mental health services. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to mental health services. as introduced.
  • Short: Community Mental Health Services Improvement Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Community Mental Health Services Improvement Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for: (1) services to children, adults, and older adults with mental illnesses who have co-occurring primary care conditions and chron

Official Summary

Community Mental Health Services Improvement Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for:
(1) services to children, adults, and older adults with mental illnesses who have co-occurring primary care conditions and chronic diseases through the co-location of primary and specialty medical care in community-based mental and behavioral health settings;
(2) programs to address behavioral and mental health workforce needs in professional shortage areas;
(3) expanding behavioral and mental health education and training programs;
(4) tele-mental health in medically-underserved areas; and
(5) developing and implementing a plan to ensure that the National Health Information Infrastructure meets the needs of mental health and substance abuse providers.Provides for reports to Congress on:
(1) the paperwork burden on community mental health providers; and
(2) the compensation structure for such providers.

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