2017 Legislative Priorities

Focus Area:

Protect the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that affect access to mental health services.

Other:

  • Monitor state budget and funding allocations for behavioral health.​


  • Monitor legislation that impacts defendants subject to involuntary commitment.​


  • Support the work of the study committee and potential legislation regarding “nonrestorable” defendants.​


  • Support Department of Health Services amendments to fingerprint and licensing laws.​


  • Consider support for Arizona Office of Courts legislation on sentencing fines, competency, and permanent guardianship.​


  • Support sentencing reform efforts so individuals with a mental illness can receive diversion program services and re-entry supports.​


  • Support efforts to increase the imposed time limits of 12 months to 24 months for TANF recipients.