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Testimony: Behavioral Health System of Care Act of 2014

Children’s Law Center testified in support of the Behavioral System of Care Act of 2014. The legislation would create a Behavioral Health Access Project, improving the capacity of pediatric primary care clinicians to treat mental health conditions and improving the mental health care of thousands of children across the District.

This bill will help address the nation-wide shortage of child psychiatrists, following the example of 30 other states, by giving pediatricians access to a team of mental health experts to assist them in treating children within their practices.

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