HB 520 Claims and Responses
Read AJC Article: How Georgia’s New Mental Health Law Works
GA Parity Collaborative/GMHPP Overview of the HB 1013 Implementation
How Will the Mental Health Parity Act Impact Me?
HB 1013 Requirements for Agencies and Departments- Nelson Mullins
Fiscal Year 2023 Mental Health State Budget- Nelson Mullins
Voices for Georgia’s Children Advocacy Director Polly McKinney Summarizes HB1013
Existing Behavioral Health Activities Complement the Mental Health Parity Act - Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health and Interagency Director’s Team, Georgia Health Policy Center, GSU
Statewide Advocacy: Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation
Resilient Georgia has supported the Governor’s Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission (BHRIC) since its inception in 2019. Informed by the BHRIC Year 1 report recommendations, the Georgia House and Senate unanimously passed the Mental Health Parity Bill (HB 1013) in March 2022 with resounding bipartisan support, thanks in part to the leadership of Resilient Georgia Executive Board Chairperson, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald. The BHRIC has created a new set of recommendations to further behavioral health system reform in the state. Access the BHRIC 2022 Annual Report. HB 520 is the second piece of legislation informed by the BHRIC and has successfully passed the House.
The Resilient Georgia team continues to provide research, advocacy, and administrative support to BHRIC.
For more information about Mental Health Parity, please visit our partner's webpage at the Carter Center here. Please visit our partners at Voices for Georgia's Children for up to the minute legislation updates.