Legislative Update for March 16, 2017

Upcoming Advocacy Events at the State House – Vermont Low Income Advocacy Day will be March 17th at the State House; House Appropriations Committee Works to Finalize FY’18 Budget Proposal; Senate Health and Welfare Continues Work on Mental Health Committee Bill; Senate Appropriations Committee Received Overview of Mental Health Budget; Disability Awareness Day Had Great Representation from Developmental Disabilities Community; House Health Care Discusses Mental Health with Secretary Gobeille; Duty to Warn

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Legislative Update for February 27, 2016

Upcoming Advocacy Events at the State House – Disability Awareness Day; Senate Health and Welfare Drafts Legislation to Strengthen the Mental Health System; House Health Care Committee Continues Review of Bill to Create a Crisis Response Commission; House Health Care Committee looks at Legislation to Evaluate Suicide Profiles; House Health Care Committee Learns about Accountable Care Organization Model from One Care; Duty to Warn Bill Almost Through the Senate

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Legislative Update for February 21, 2017

Duty to Warn Bill Voted out of Senate Judiciary; Senate Health and Welfare Studies Workforce Issues; House Health Care Committee Learns about the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Pilot; Senate Health and Welfare looks at Licensure Challenges; Cath Burns, Quality Director of Vermont Care Partners presents on Outcomes of DA/SSAs; Senate Health and Welfare Hears from AHS about the Medicaid Pathway; Public Budget Hearing February 16, 2017; House Health Committee Takes on Bill on Creating a Mental Health Crisis Response Commission; House Appropriations Committee Listens to the DAIL Budget; House Human Services learn about Early Childhood Mental Health; House Health and Senate Health and Welfare Hear from Mental Health Workers; House Health Committee Hears from Secretary of AHS Al Gobeille; House Human Services Hears about DA/SSAs and Developmental Services; Senate Health and Welfare Committee Hears Perspective on Patient Flow; Up Coming Advocacy Events at the State House – Disability Awareness Day March 23, 2016  

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Legislative Update for February 7, 2017

Mental Health Advocacy Day; Governor Proposes Level Funding plus Caseload Increases for Fiscal Year 2018 Budget; Budget Adjustment Bill for Fiscal Year 2017; Duty to Warn Legislation; Corrections and Institutions Receives Update on New Secure Residential Facility Development; Upcoming Public Hearings; 
 

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Legislative Wrap Up May 2016

Budget Bill; Developmental Services Caseload; Prior Authorization for Psychotherapy; Group Therapy; Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services ; AHS Grants Management Requirements; Intensive Family Based Services (IFS); Omnibus Health Care Bill Addresses Funding and the Role of Community Health Services; Workplace Safety Protocol Legislation H.74; Mandatory Reporter Legislation H.622; State Auditors Requests Greater Access to DA/SSA Records; Independent Contractor Bill Dies Again; Legalization of Marijuana Failed; Education Committees Learn about Children’s and School Based Mental Health Services; Key Legislative Committees Learns about the Outcomes of the Vermont Care Partner Network

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Legislative Update for April 20, 2016

Senate Health and Welfare Studies Prior Authorization for Psychotherapy; Senate Appropriations Committee; Senate Health and Welfare Continues work on H.74; Senate Appropriations Hears Department of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living Budget

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Legislative Update for April 13, 2016

Senate Health and Welfare Studies Prior Authorization for Psychotherapy; Senate Appropriations Committee; Senate Health and Welfare Continues Work on H.74; Senate Appropriations Hears Department of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living Budget; 

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Legislative Update for March 29, 2016

House of Representatives Passes Budget with a 2% increase for Designated and Specialized Agencies; Senate Education Hears about the Howard Center and School Based Mental Health Services; Senate Health & Welfare Committee Takes up Workplace Safety Protocol Legislation; Senate Health and Welfare Learns about the Outcomes of the Vermont Care Partner Network; Disability Awareness Day is a Big Success; Marijuana Public Hearing Scheduled; Senate Passes Bill to Restructure the Agency of Human Services; DMH Requests that the Secure Residential Facility Remain in Middlesex for a Few Extra Years

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Legislative Update for April 5, 2016

Advocacy for 3% Rate Increase; Senate Health and Welfare Review Health Reform Legislation; House Corrections and Institutions Reviews Senate Resolution on Mental Health Care in Corrections; Senate Health and Welfare Committee Continues Analysis of the Work Place Safety Bill; The Independent Contractor Bill is Stalled 

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