Status Summary

9/30/20 Senate referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Ruiz

This bill authorizes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to award grants to qualifying emergency departments to support mental-health services.

Grant recipients must use funds towards follow-up services for individuals who present for acute mental-health emergencies. Funds can be used to expedite placement in appropriate facilities, increasing the supply of inpatient psychiatric beds and alternative care settings, and technology based outreach.

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