Time is winding down for the 2023 Maryland legislative session. With just five weeks left, we need your help to get some of our priority issues over the finish line.
Visit our Action Center to make your voice heard on any or all of the following issues.
Collaborative Care Model
The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Friday in support of SB 101, but the House of Delegates has yet to act on it.
SB 362 will improve access to community-based mental health and substance use care by expanding Maryland’s network of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs).
Wraparound Services for Youth
Action Needed: Please contact members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee and urge them to pass SB 255/HB 322! Click here to complete the Action Alert.
The Maryland Senate passed SB 3 earlier this session, but the House of Delegates has not acted on it yet.
Bill Hearings This Week
The bills above aren’t the only important policy issues being discussed in Annapolis. Here are some of the other hearings MHAMD is focused on this week. Our full updated bill list is attached.
SB 581 MHAMD supports this bill establishing a value-based purchasing pilot program to deliver intensive care coordination to individuals with complex behavioral health needs.
HB 953 MHAMD supports this bill providing for the establishment of up to six overdose prevention sites throughout Maryland.
SB 546 MHAMD supports this bill expanding Good Samaritan legal protections for individuals who call for help at the scene of an overdose or medical emergency.
Further information about the material above is available on the Maryland General Assembly website.