Search
Skip navigational links
 
 
blank image

Behavioral Health Task Force

 
Back to Practice Groups
The Behavioral Health (BH) Task Force is committed to advancing the understanding of laws impacting behavioral health, including the delivery of services to those living with mental illness, certain neurological conditions, substance use disorders or developmental disabilities, and reimbursement for such services. A complex framework of federal and state laws concerning privacy, information sharing and exchange, reimbursement, involuntary commitment, and other subjects provides unique challenges to health care providers and payers of behavioral health services. Scientific, legislative, and other developments, including health care reform, have presented new issues and opportunities in this area, including primary and behavioral health care integration initiatives, insurance coverage parity mandates, changes to Medicaid, and evolving public policy, to name a few. The BH Task Force monitors and evaluates these laws and developments through written materials, webinars, and in-person educational activities so that AHLA members are better equipped to advise clients on behavioral health topics. In addition, the work of the BH Task Force serves to raise awareness about how behavioral health laws influence health improvement efforts, and will include collaborative efforts with AHLA's Public Interest activities.

Special Resource

Subpoena Response Toolkit
The Subpoena Response Toolkit is a collection of materials designed to assist in-house legal departments with responding to subpoenas that request substance use disorder treatment information that is protected by 42 CFR Part 2. The Toolkit includes an introductory overview of the regulation and sample materials, such as form letters, template policies, and sample court orders.

 


Date Title
   
Command item
 Refresh   |           
Data pager
First Page Previous Page
Next Page Last Page
 Item 1 to 10 of 45
Page:of 5 GoPage size:
10/9/2017The October Deadline for Compliance with Medicaid Mental Health Parity Requirements 
8/10/2017Bipartisan Bills Introduced to Incentivize Adoption of Electronic Health Records by Behavioral Health Providers 
6/6/2017Supreme Court Considers Whether Indigent, Mentally Ill Defendant Entitled to Independent Expert 
5/19/2017Connecticut and Nevada Join States Banning Conversion Therapy 
5/2/2017“RxP” – The Emerging Trend of Prescribing Psychologists 
3/7/2017Report Examines Conditions for Mentally Ill Inmates in County Jail System 
2/23/2017Treatment Facility and City Reach Settlement in “Not in My Backyard” Lawsuit 
2/3/2017Health Care Payers’ White Paper Provides Guidance on Opioid Treatment 
1/18/2017SAMHSA Releases Final Rule to Modernize Confidentiality Requirements for Patients Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders 
1/9/2017Texas District Court Rules New ACA Regulation Exceeds HHS’ Authority 
Date Title
   
Command item
 Refresh   |           
Data pager
First Page Previous Page
1
Next Page Last Page
 Item 1 to 2 of 2
Page:of 1 GoPage size:
6/20/2017Subpoena Response ToolkitEducation,Toolkit,Practice Groups,Behavioral Health Task Force
5/10/201742 C.F.R. Part 2 in Retrospective: The 30-Year Journey of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Confidentiality RegulationsNews,Briefing,Practice Groups,Behavioral Health Task Force
no data
Command item
 Refresh   |           
Data pager
First Page Previous Page
1
Next Page Last Page
 Item 0 to 0 of 0
Page:of 1 GoPage size:
  • Sort Ascending
  • Sort Descending
  • Clear Sorting
  • Group By
  • Ungroup
  • Columns
  • Filter
    • select
      select

Upcoming:

Past:

Upcoming

Past

Upcoming

Past

June 6, 2017 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
May 30, 2017 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
April 18, 2017 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern

Leadership View Project Report Charts

Image of SuzanneScrutton
Suzanne J. Scrutton Chair Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP Columbus, OH (614) 464-8313 Email
Image of MatthewCaspari
Matthew William Caspari Vice Chair - Educational Programs DC Department of Behavioral Health Washington, DC (202) 673-7505 Email
Image of SuzetteGordon
Suzette Elizabeth Gordon Vice Chair - Research & Website Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities/ SBH Health System Bronx, NY (718) 618-8243 Email
No image found
Eric J. Neiman Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Portland, OR (971) 712-2802 Email
Image of AllisonPetersen
Allison Hay Petersen Vice Chair - Publications Integris Health Oklahoma City, OK (405) 951-4787 Email
Image of MaryRichard
Mary Holloway Richard Vice Chair - Membership Phillips Murrah PC Oklahoma City, OK (405) 552-2403 Email
No image found
Purvi B. Maniar Social Media Coordinator Epstein Becker & Green PC New York, NY (212) 351-3757 Email

 
© 2017 American Health Lawyers Association. All rights reserved. 1620 Eye Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-4010 P. 202-833-1100 F. 202-833-1105