Behavioral Health

Not All Wounds are Visible

On behalf of members, the MHA convenes a Behavioral Health Integration Council a minimum of four times per program year. Council members inform the policy and advocacy efforts that the MHA takes related to behavioral health issues in Michigan. MHA is currently involved in advocacy efforts around a variety of bills specific to behavioral health.

  • SB 597 – Human services: medical services; specialty integrated plan; provide for in behavioral health services. Amends secs. 105d & 109f of 1939 PA 280 (MCL 400.105d & 400.109f).
  • SB 598 – Mental health: code; updates regarding the transition from specialty prepaid inpatient health plans to specialty integration plans; provide for.
  • SB 191 – Mental health: code; definition of mental health professional; expand to include physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists-certified, and allow them to perform certain examinations.
  • SB 714 – Appropriations: supplemental; multidepartment supplemental for behavioral health changes; provide for. Creates appropriation act.