Se­lected men­tal health/sub­stance abuse pro­vi­sions of 21st Cen­tury Cures Act

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Es­tab­lished a new HHS as­sis­tant sec­re­tary for men­tal health and sub­stance abuse to co­or­di­nate fed­eral ini­tia­tives.

Cre­ates a Se­ri­ous Men­tal Ill­ness Co­or­di­nat­ing Com­mit­tee of fed­eral agen­cies to make rec­om­men­da­tions to Con­gress for bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion of ser­vices for peo­ple with se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness.

Es­tab­lishes the Na­tional Men­tal Health and Sub­stance Use Pol­icy Lab­o­ra­tory to pro­mote ev­i­dence­based de­liv­ery mod­els.

Re­quires states to spend at least 10% of their an­nual men­tal health block grants on pro­grams ad­dress­ing the needs of peo­ple with se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness.

Clar­i­fies that Med­i­caid per­mits same-day billing for the pro­vi­sion of men­tal health and pri­mary-care ser­vices.

Di­rects the CMS to re­port on the im­pact of the new fed­eral rule per­mit­ting Med­i­caid cov­er­age of short stays in in­pa­tient psy­chi­atric and sub­stance abuse treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties for peo­ple in Med­i­caid man­aged care.

Strength­ens fed­eral guid­ance, en­force­ment and re­port­ing of health in­sur­ers’ com­pli­ance with the law re­quir­ing equal cov­er­age of phys­i­cal health, men­tal health and sub­stance abuse treat­ment.

Of­fers grants to en­hance com­mu­nity-based cri­sis-re­sponse ser­vices and de­velop lo­cal track­ing sys­tems for psy­chi­atric in­pa­tient, sub­stance abuse and res­i­den­tial beds.

In­creases and ex­tends ex­ist­ing au­tho­riza­tion for in­vol­un­tary out­pa­tient treat­ment pro­grams.

Di­rects HHS sec­re­tary to clar­ify the cir­cum­stances when a provider or cov­ered en­tity may use or dis­close pro­tected health in­for­ma­tion re­lated to treat­ment of an adult with a men­tal health or sub­stance use dis­or­der, and au­tho­rizes fund­ing for the de­vel­op­ment of model train­ing.

Strength­ens the men­tal health and sub­stance abuse treat­ment work­force through grants to med­i­cal res­i­dents and fel­lows to prac­tice psy­chi­a­try and ad­dic­tion medicine in un­der­served, com­mu­ni­ty­based set­tings.

Of­fers grants to nurse prac­ti­tion­ers, physi­cian as­sis­tants, psy­chol­o­gists and so­cial work­ers to pro­vide men­tal health and sub­stance abuse ser­vices in un­der­served com­mu­ni­ties.

Es­tab­lishes a new adult sui­cide pre­ven­tion and in­ter­ven­tion pro­gram.

Au­tho­rizes grants to law en­force­ment agen­cies for cri­sis in­ter­ven­tion teams and men­tal health and sub­stance abuse deesca­la­tion train­ing.

Cre­ates a pi­lot fed­eral men­tal health court pro­gram.

Cre­ates a Na­tional Crim­i­nal Jus­tice and Men­tal Health Train­ing and Tech­ni­cal As­sis­tance Cen­ter.

Re­quires im­prove­ments in U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment data col­lec­tion on the in­volve­ment of men­tal ill­ness in homi­cides.

Re­quires the fed­eral govern­ment to re­port on the fed­eral, state and lo­cal costs of im­pris­on­ing in­di­vid­u­als with se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness.

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