Category Archives: Stay Informed


Understand Your HIPAA Rights

Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, posted a useful post on the Mental Health blog titled Information is Powerful Medicine: Understanding Your HIPAA Rights. Rodriguez explains how consumers should … Continue reading

Bill Introduced to Require Veterans Plans to Comply with MHPAEA

Representatives Lois Capps and Cory Gardner introduced Caring for America’s Heroes Act with an aim to increase access to quality mental health and substance use disorder treatment for military retirees and their family members. Currently the Paul Wellstone and Pete … Continue reading

Parity Law Needs More Attention

In a recent article by the American Psychological Association (APA), survey evidence points to Americans being unaware of their rights under the mental health parity law and their insurer’s responsibility. Though the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was … Continue reading

UM School of Law Develops Parity & Addiction Equity Resource Guide

Student-attorneys of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law Drug Policy Clinic, Darci Smith and Will Dwyer, have created a Parity Act Resource Guide to assist providers and consumers with federal and state parity regulations that are currently in place. … Continue reading

Health Reform Forges On

The Drug Policy and Public Health Strategies Clinic of the University of Maryland School of Law recently compiled a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” after performing a series of Affordable Care Act (ACA) training sessions with substance use treatment programs … Continue reading