MHCGM Mental Health Laws and Legislation

Strong support in the Queen City for Medicaid Expansion

By Chris Dugan – Local business leaders, public health officials, advocacy groups, community members and elected officials gathered Monday to discuss Senate Bill 313, a legislative proposal aimed at continuing the state’s Medicaid Expansion effort beyond 2018. Authorized in 2014, NH’s Medicaid Expansion program extended health care benefits to Granite Staters who previously did not qualify for…Read More

Commission calls for 5-year extension of Medicaid expansion, with major changes

By Dave Solomon New Hampshire Union Leader –  A commission appointed by the legislature to recommend options for the future of Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire will urge lawmakers to approve the program for another five years, but with significant changes, according to Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, chair of the commission. New Hampshire was one…Read More

State develops due process plan for mental health patients

By Dave Solomon – The commissioner of Health and Human Services and the N.H. Hospital Association have developed a plan to ensure that mental health patients housed in hospital emergency rooms, sometimes for weeks at a time without consent, are not denied their due process rights. The $1 million proposal outlined in an Aug. 31…Read More