H.R. 2519: Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2020

CBO Score

$58 million

Date of Report

Wed December 23rd, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Raul Ruiz — D — CA

Authorizes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to qualifying emergency departments for the purpose of supporting mental-health services. Specifically, grant recipients must use funds to support the provision of follow-up services for individuals who present for care of acute mental-health episodes, such as placement in appropriate facilities.

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