Government Affairs Committee

The CSAP Government Affairs Committee (GAC) and Board met last night. The GAC recommended, and the Board concurred on the following actions:

-CSAP will join the CMA and others to file an amicus to uphold the longstanding prohibition against non-physicians’ use of the term ‘doctor.’

-CSAP will send a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra on requirements related to the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

Behavioral Health Modernization

In anticipation of the Governor signing SB 326 (Eggman) and AB 531 (Irwin), the California Health and Human Services Agency hosted a webinar: SB 326 and AB 531 – California’s Behavioral Health System Reform Package.