Advocacy Updates

MPS Parity Bills
S588 - An Act relative to mental health parity implementation
H910 - An Act relative to mental health parity implementation
Fact Sheet

Senate reported Parity Bill https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S2519
Senate passed Parity Bill https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S2546
Senate Bill 2519: An Act Addressing Barriers to Care in Mental Health Fact Sheet

Telemedicine
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S612
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H991
Coalition testimony


Massachusetts Senators Spilka, Rodrigues, Friedman and Cyr rally with invited guests at the State House before debate on An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health

APA Federal Advocacy

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Advocacy Day on October 16, 2019 at the State House

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society held it’s first (at least in a long time) Advocacy Day on October 16, 2019 at the State House, an educational opportunity for residents and early career psychiatrists in the public policy arena.  Participants heard from legislators about priorities in both the mental health and substance use areas, including one legislator who is an emergency department resident and elected to the legislature this past year.  In addition, participants had the opportunity to meet with legislators to discuss the implementation of parity legislation filed by MPS. Click here to see photos from our Advocacy Day.



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