Timely Access to Mental Health Care and Compliance with SB 221

This week, the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health and Addiction held an informational hearing on timely access to mental health care and compliance with SB 221. In this hearing, Emily Wood – the Chairwoman of CSAP’s Government Affairs Committee – testified. Dr. Wood described for committee members what CSAP has been hearing from members about challenges posed by health plans and the struggles faced by doctors and patients even before SB 221 became law on July 1.
Related materials are as follows:  

Hearing Agenda
SYASL Staff Notes
SB 221 Bill Text
Joint Letter re Kaiser Access to Mental Health Care
DMHC Regulations
Sacramento Bee: Kaiser Faces CA Probe Amid Rise In Mental Health Complains
CalMatters: Kaiser Mental Health Workers Signal Stike In CA
NorCal Wait Times-by location
NUHW DMHC Complaint
NUHW Letter re NorCal Behavioral Health Strike
Mental Health Almanac Charts

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