Advocacy

ACEP Teleforum on Mental Health Reform


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On Wednesday, October 21 at 1 PM CST ACEP will host a tele forum to discuss legislation regarding efforts to address mental healthcare reform.

Special guest will be Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) who will discuss bi-partisan legislation (S.1945) that he recently introduced with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

Other initiatives in Congress will also be discussed along with ACEP’s advocacy plan on this issue and how you can contact your U.S. Senators and Representative.

To pre-register please go to https://vekeo.com/event/acep-19957/.

In order to help ensure that resources are made available to conduct vitally-needed research on this issue and to fund additional inpatient and outpatient treatment beds with the corresponding professional staff, ACEP supports H.R. 2646, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015,” introduced by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and S. 1945, the “Mental Health Reform Act of 2015,” introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT).