- Resumption of Medicaid insurance for psychiatric inpatients in certain facilities;
- Assisted outpatient programs (AOT) that allow involuntary psychiatric treatment and give subsistence assistance (food, housing);
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for police officers and prison guards who need specialized training to make safer lunacy arrests and to avoid injuries to mentally ill detainees;
- Relaxed HIPPA rules, which will allow families of mentally ill people to know about their relative's condition and treatment.
Please read H.R.3717. Its language, status and co-sponsors are at
http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/3717 . See also H.R.401 "Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013," introduced by Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL).
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)