Contact your legislators to cosponsor S. 1334/ H.R. 2519, the Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act. This ACEP-drafted legislation was introduced May 3, 2019, and would provide additional resources for patients with acute mental health needs who seek care in the ED due to a critical shortage of inpatient and outpatient resources. It was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA), who is also a board-certified emergency physician, and in the Senate by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). Contact your legislators!
ACEP Now - https://www.acepnow.com/article/acep-seeks-cosponsors-for-bill-to-improve-mental-health-access-from-the-emergency-department/