Saturday, July 26, 2008

Senate Passes Mental Health Parity

From the Children's Mental Health Campaign:
Yesterday, the Senate passed Mental Health Parity legislation that will expand coverage for substance abuse, PTSD, eating disorders, and Autism.  Language in the bill gives the DMH Commissioner authority to cover any other mental illnesses listed in the DSM. 
There are differences between the House and the Senate versions of the Parity legislation that will have to be worked out before the bill goes to the Governor. 
Please take a moment to call your State Senator and thank him or her for the Senate's action yesterday.  This is an important step forward for mental health in Massachusetts. 

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