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Policy & legislation

February 8, 2022

2022 Oklahoma legislative session: Mental health opportunities

In 2022, legislators can continue prioritizing mental health as a vital issue to the well-being of all Oklahomans.

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September 23, 2021

Legislative Resource: Crisis Care System interim study

Hosted by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, this interim study on Sept. 15 explored the needs and opportunities of mental health crisis service expansion in Oklahoma.

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May 28, 2021

2021 Oklahoma Legislative Session: Mental health highlights

This recap highlights the bills that will have a significant impact on mental health in Oklahoma.

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April 26, 2021

Key mental health bills survive major session deadline

As the Oklahoma Legislature reaches the final stretch of the 2021 session, Healthy Minds Policy Initiative continues to track key legislative opportunities.

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March 18, 2021

Key Oklahoma mental health bills pass first floor votes

As we close out the week of legislative spring break, Healthy Minds Policy Initiative continues to track key legislative opportunities.

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February 25, 2021

Key Oklahoma mental health bills advance

Healthy Minds Policy Initiative continues to track a set of legislative opportunities for improving mental health and addiction in the 2021 session.

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February 23, 2021

2021 Legislative Fact Sheet: Harm Reduction

HB 1005 will reduce unsafe dirty needlesin our communities, protect first responders andconnect more Oklahomans to addiction recovery services amid an addiction crisis caused by…

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February 23, 2021

2021 Legislative Fact Sheet: Aligning Mental Health Spending and Strategies

Mental health issues impact a broad range of state services and activities – but these services are often siloed. This bill identifies and breaks down…

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February 23, 2021

2021 Legislative Fact Sheet: School Mental Health Data

HB 1103 expands the use of the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) to 100% of Oklahoma schools.

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February 23, 2021

2021 Legislative Fact Sheet: Telehealth Parity

SB 674 expands telehealth access by ensuring that medically-appropriate telehealth visits are valued the same as similar in-person visits, with no greater patient costs or…

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January 29, 2021

2021 Oklahoma Legislature: Mental Health opportunities

Get ready for the 2021 Oklahoma Legislative Session as Healthy Minds offers a series of legislative opportunities and tracks bills related to the care and…

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October 1, 2020

House Education Committee Interim Study: COVID-19 and Children’s Mental Health

COVID-19 presents a new host of challenges for children's mental health in Oklahoma, but several policy opportunities offer hope for 2021.

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Data to Inform Prevention Strategies in Schools

HB 2799 expands the use of the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA), an evidence-based survey on school risk factors that lead to poor education, health…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Harm Reduction

House Bill 3028 protects medical practitioners, law enforcement, tribes and registered social service entities who administer harm reduction programs for the purposes of reducing the…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Mental Health Parity Transparency and Accountability

Ensuring compliance with President Bush’s 2008 parity law – which requires insurers to treat illnesses of the brain the same way they treat illnesses of…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Mental Health Agency Spending and Coordination

Oklahomans and their legislators need a full picture of siloed spending and strategies if we hope for top-tier mental health outcomes. SB 1350 provides this…

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