Testimony Opposing HB 4713: First Episode Psychosis

This overly prescriptive mandate would force health plans to pay for standardized programs that either duplicate care already available, or force plans to structure programs according to a specified manual from the federal National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). While this manual is a model for coordinated specialty care for the treatment of first episode psychosis, it is only one model. The bill inappropriately seeks to mandate the NIMH manual as the model of care.

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