STATUTORY ISSUES and
NEEDED REFORM

This page will address some concerns that FASMI is addressing regarding laws governing SMI, including:

 

STATUTORY PROBLEMS AT FEDERAL LEVEL

HIPAA rules – problems and need for clarification

– https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/component/content/article/183-in-a-crisis/1850-hipaa-at-a-glance

IMD Exclusion and waivers 

   – https://youtu.be/by4V0pA5TVo  

   – ABC’s of IMDs – https://youtu.be/1ltfTZLBcWQ 

   – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQEMc3Y_S8

STATUTORY PROBLEMS AT CALIFORNIA STATE LEVEL

LPS Reform

         definition of gravely disabled      

         prevent hospitalization / prevent early treatment

         conservatorships

         antagonism between family members

         unwieldy processes (as intended) vs. due process

           immunity for persons  discharging patients

 

 

 

Recharacterization of SMI and medical condition [mentioned in “What is SMI?”]

 

Right to Treatment 

 

Parity with physical medical care

 

MHSA 

         funding should be for SMI but now SUD added; too much AMI included