Legislation

H.1801 An Act to increase access to mental health services

Type:  Mental Health and Substance Abuse 

This legislation will increase access to mental health services for vulnerable populations by reducing practice barriers for psychiatric nurse mental health clinical specialists, who are authorized to practice as advanced practice nurses in Massachusetts. Currently, access to mental health services is inadequate in poorer communities, in certain geographic areas, and among children, adolescents, and racial and ethnic minorities (this is a refile H.1793).