Welcome to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), home to the only member organization representing state executives responsible for the public mental health service delivery system serving millions of people annually in all 50 states, 6 territories and pacific jurisdictions, and the District of Columbia.
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.
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230; P. Law 113-146) was signed into law August 7, 2014. The law allows veterans to seek medical care from private healthcare providers through the use of a “Veterans Choice Card”.
Final HHS Rule: Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules - January 25, 2013