New Report : State Mandates for Treatment for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Source: SAMHSA eNetwork email,  4/2/08

CMHS State Mandates Report CoverA new report is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). The report focuses on state-mandated benefits, state laws regulating mental health and addiction treatment workers, and state-recognized mental health clinicians with authority to prescribe psychotropic medications.

The report is divided into three main sections. The first section describes the current status of state-mandated insurance coverage and identifies those states that require insurance companies to provide coverage for those they insure who have mental or substance use disorders. The second section outlines the type of coverage and diagnostic conditions to which the insurance applies. Finally, the third section provides an in-depth analysis of the authority granted by states to nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe psychotropic medications.

Download/View the Report:
State Mandates for Treatment for Mental Health Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders  (536 KB)
Order Your Free Copy Now! (SMA07-4228)

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