Thank you to everyone who participated in the MHAMD 2022 Legislative Briefing. Thank you to our speakers and our sponsors.
Thank you to our awardees for all your fantastic work. And thanks to you! We are so grateful for the enthusiasm and support from people all across Maryland. We have a lot of work ahead of us. But we are confident that, together with your passion and advocacy, we can ensure access to high quality behavioral health care for all Marylanders.
A recording of the event will be posted soon on the MHAMD website for those who were unable to join us (or for those who want to relive the fun!) Keep an eye out for an email with more details.
Urge Your Legislators to Pass the Behavioral Health System Modernization Act! The Behavioral Health System Modernization Act has been scheduled for a hearing this Wednesday in the Maryland Senate! If enacted, this bill would implement a comprehensive set of reforms and system enhancements designed to meet the increasing demand for high quality mental health and substance use care.
We need your help to get it passed! Visit our Action Center to learn how you can quickly help advance this bill. Just a moment of your time will have a huge impact.
After you complete the Action Alert please forward this message to all your friends so they can make their voices heard too. Thank you for your support!
This Week in Annapolis
The Behavioral Health System Modernization Act isn’t the only important issue being debated in Annapolis. Here are some of the other bills MHAMD will testify on this week.
- SB 460 | HB 517 MHAMD supports this bill establishing a Consumer Health Access Program to support Marylanders in navigating health insurance barriers to behavioral health care.
- SB 682 MHAMD supports this bill expanding Medicaid coverage to provide gender-affirming treatment.
- HB 659 MHAMD supports this bill expanding youth suicide prevention efforts.
- SB 590 MHAMD supports this bill expanding population level data collection and reporting on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
- HB 971 MHAMD supports this bill requiring the Maryland Department of Health to ensure an adequate network of substance use disorder providers for children under 18 years old.
Further information about the material above is available on the Maryland General Assembly website.