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Several mental health bills are coming up for hearing by the Joint Committee on Financial Services.
Among the top priorities for NAMI Mass are,
- H. 910/ S.588 An Act relative to mental health parity implementation: Rep. Balser/Sen. Friedman Read the Fact Sheet to learn more.
- H. 909 / S.590. An Act to require health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services: Rep. Balser/Sen. Friedman. Read the Fact Sheet to learn more.
In addition these bills may interest you – also being heard on June 6th
H.1029 An Act to further define medical necessity determinations
Read the full list of bills being heard here.
Hearing Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Hearing Time: 11AM
Hearing Location: State House Room 222
There are two ways to testify – orally (in-person) or in writing. If you choose to testify in person, you will be limited to three minutes. Simply come to the State House, Room 222 before 11 AM and sign-in on the testifying sheet. Your name will be called and you’ll have a chance to sit at the desk shown above and give your testimony. See above if you’re interested in joining a panel – we’ll arrange to sign you in.
Recommendations: Write up your testimony and be sure it’s only 3 minutes long. It’s fine to read your testimony! Also, plan to provide a written copy of your testimony (which can be longer). Want some help with writing your testimony? Check out this training webinar from NASW. Want to talk with someone? Send an email to email@example.com.
More comfortable with written testimony only? That’s fine. Send your write-up to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure it gets submitted.