Position Statements and Comment Letters

Position Statements and Policy Briefs 

Position Statements and Policy Briefs 

The position statements and policy briefs listed below help guide NASMHPD as it develops and promotes mental health policy. Each position statement and policy brief was reviewed and approved by the NASMHPD Board of Directors and then referred to and approved by the full NASMHPD membership.

PDF icon Policy Statement on Tobacco Cessation in all Behavioral Health Settings (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Policy Brief: Affordable Housing: The Role of the Public Behavioral Health System - 10/11 (link is external)
PDF icon The Arizona Tragedy - 1/11 (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Policy Brief: Workforce and the Public Mental Health System - 1/11 (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Policy Brief: Health Information Technologies (HIT) and the Public Mental Health System - 12/10 (link is external)
PDF icon Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement as Revised by NASMHPD Forensic Division and Accepted by NASMHPD Membership - 7/15/07 (link is external)
PDF icon Smoking Policy and Treatment in State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals - 7/10/06 (link is external)
PDF icon Services and Supports to Trauma Survivors - 1/20/05 (link is external)
PDF icon A Framework for Comprehensive State Mental Health Systems - 9/04 (link is external)
PDF icon State Psychiatric Hospital Patient Cemeteries - 7/31/01 (link is external)
PDF icon Mental Health Services in a Juvenile Justice Population - 4/01 (link is external)

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Comment Letters 

Comment Letters

PDF icon NASMHPD Letter to Congressional Leaders on Inclusion of 42 CFR Part 2 Alignment Legislation in the Final Opioids Legislation (link is external)
PDF icon Comment Letter to Representatives Walden and Pallone on Inclusion of HR 3545 in the Energy and Commerce Opioid Legislation - 4-6 (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Letter to Labor and HHS Subcommittees on the Cuts to the Mental Health Block Grant (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Files Response to CMS Request for Information on Accelerating the Move to HCBS (link is external)
PDF icon Comments on the Energy and Commerce Committee Digital Health Care Initiative (link is external)
PDF icon Recommended Behavioral Health Measures for Consideration (link is external)
PDF icon Model Legislation on Network Adequacy and Peer Support (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Comments on the Draft 2015-2018 Strategic Plan (link is external)
PDF icon Comments on SAMHSA Public Listening Session on Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records (link is external)
PDF icon Senate Finance Committee Letter Regarding Mental Health Finance Issues (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Letter to MedPAC on Medicare Part B Coverage of Peer Support Services - 10-7-16 (link is external)
PDF icon January 2017 Mental Health Liaison Group Letter to Congress on Maintaining Access to Behavioral Health Benefits (link is external)
PDF icon March 2017 Letter to Congress on Medicaid Reform from the Mental Health Liaison Group (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Letter to SAMHSA on the Need to Align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPPA - 2-27-18 (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Letter on Physician Shortage Legislation - 10-4-17 (link is external)
PDF icon NASMHPD Comment Letter on Part D Protected Classes (link is external)

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