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- HB208 - Establishing a commission to study current mental health procedures for involuntary commitment. - January 18, 2017
- HB286 - Requiring reporting on suicide deaths of individuals receiving services through the department of health and human services or its subcontractors.- January 24, 2017
- HB443 - Prohibiting prescription drug manufacturers from offering copayment reimbursement. - January 24, 2017
- HB596 - Relative to review hearings in involuntary admission cases.- January 31, 2017
- HB602 - Prohibiting placement of certain persons with mental illness in the secure psychiatric unit, establishing a secure psychiatric hospital oversight commission, and appropriating funds to develop plans for a secure therapeutic psychiatric hospital facility. - January 31, 2017
- SB146 - Requiring the department of health and human services to develop a centralized state system for transporting persons subject to involuntary emergency admission. - January 31, 2017
- SB148 - Establishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire. - January 31, 2017
- SB224 - Relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person's sexual orientation. - February 7, 2017
- HB572 - Extending the suspension of prior authorization requirements for a community mental health program on drugs used to treat mental illness. - February 8, 2017
- SB235 - Relative to Medicaid reimbursement to schools for students with medical needs and establishing a home and community based behavioral health services program for children. - February 13, 2017
- SB157 - Relative to network adequacy and consumer rights under the managed care law. - February 14, 2017
- SB162 - Establishing a procedure for the annulment of a mental health record. - February 14, 2017
- HB400 - Establishing a task force to determine the level of service to be provided to clients of community mental health centers. - February 14, 2017
- HB587 - Relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person's sexual orientation. - February 21, 2017
- House Budget - March 13, 2017
- HB536 - Directing the wellness and primary prevention council to establish a system of family resource centers of quality. May 8, 2017
- HB 400 Signing Ceremony – Ken Norton remarks - June 14, 2017
General Talking points when contacting Legislators; House or Senate
Use your own words, but share your passion, it is critical that the Representatives hear about Mental Health
- Mental Health is important to me, my family and our state and I am asking you to represent me and support increased funding
- Myself/my family has been affected by mental illness, I support funding for improved services
Specific Talking points
- Support the re-authorization of the NH Health Protection Program; also known as Medicaid Expansion; particularly the opportunity it offers for Substance misuse treatment and mental health treatment. Over 38,000 NH citizens are now insured and receive mental health services.
- The NH Health Protection Program:
- Provides insurance to NH's working poor who cannot afford it.
- Covers mental health and substance misuse disorders.
- Saves money by lowering uncompensated hospital care.
- Be prepared to wait to testify and leave your printed testimony if time runs out.
- Fund the implementation of the “10 Year Plan” The plan created in 2008 to restore mental health services in NH.
- Fund the Children’s Behavioral Health Plan as the “10 Year Plan” does not include children and this plan will finally address the needs of NH’s children with serious emotional disorders
- Fund the Mental Health Settlement Agreement.
Tips for Providing Testimony:
- Arrive early to sign in to speak there will be a waiting list.
- Your comments must be brief; 1-2 minutes maximum
- If you prepare a testimony, bring printed copies to share with House members
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