2019 Legislative Positions

AGPA actively promotes the awareness of group psychotherapy as a treatment alternative to the public, patients/clients, potential sources of referrals, creators and public policy, third-party payers, and educators.

AGPA is an active participant in the Mental Health Liaison Group, a consortium of mental health organizations which cooperates on public information and legislative initiatives. As part of its work with the Mental Health Liaison Group, AGPA has supported the following legislation:

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2019 LETTERS

February 8, 2019   Letter urging quick action to extend and expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration.
April 17, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019, S. 1122.
May 1, 2019   Letter applauding the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care Affordable Act of 2019.
May 1, 2019   Letter expressing strong support for bill H.R. 1329, the Medicaid Reentry Act.
May 21, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2019.
June 6, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Mental Health Parity Compliance Act of 2019.
June 18, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Parity Enforcement Act (H.R. 2848).
September 17, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act of 2019.
September 23, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the UNDERSTAND Act (S. 1323).
October 16, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion (RISE) from Trauma Act (S. 1770, H.R. 3180).
December 2, 2019   Letter expressing strong support for Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Doug Jones’s (D-AL) bipartisan S. 2492, the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act.
December 4, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for the Barriers to Suicide Act of 2019 (H.R. 4309).
December 4, 2019  Letter expressing strong support for H.R. 4861, the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2019. 


 

 
 
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