NYAPRS Note: Since there may be a chance that federal mental health legislation is considered this week, please take some time today to urge your US Senator to support S.2680 (the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016) as is. Possible amendments to expand outpatient commitment programs, alter HIPAA privacy protections, expand access to hospitals rather than community services and addressing gun ownership related issues should not be included in any final agreement. A L E R T Please set aside a few minutes today to call the offices of your Senator and leave the following message:
"I'm a registered voter from (your locality) who is urging the Senator to approve S. 2680 as is, to ensure that onerous amendments are not added to this important mental health reform legislation."
YOU CAN GET THEIR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL CONTACT at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state