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Senate needs to carry mental health reform torch

May 9, 2017
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

It’s been a long time coming.

Before the legislative session even began, a mental health select committee put together an extensive report on what needs to change in the state’s mental health care system.

Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, has championed mental health care reform, and the House has allocated a significant amount of funding to foot the bill.

Price filed around 20 bills dealing with mental health, with four heavy-hitters. House Bill 10 would strengthen state mental health parity laws. House Bill 12 creates diversion programs for criminal offenders while boosting defendants’ mental health rights while detained. House Bill 13 provides grants for community-based mental health programs.

t’s been a long time coming.

Before the legislative session even began, a mental health select committee put together an extensive report on what needs to change in the state’s mental health care system.

Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, has championed mental health care reform, and the House has allocated a significant amount of funding to foot the bill.

Price filed around 20 bills dealing with mental health, with four heavy-hitters. House Bill 10 would strengthen state mental health parity laws. House Bill 12 creates diversion programs for criminal offenders while boosting defendants’ mental health rights while detained. House Bill 13 provides grants for community-based mental health programs.

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