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H.R. 3931 - Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act

Introduced: 2017-10-03
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3931


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 3, 2017

    Mr. Lance (for himself and Ms. Matsui) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


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 “3-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 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.”.


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