3/31/2014 -- NAPHS comment letter to CMS proposed rule on "Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers"
3/26/2014 -- NAPHS release: "Millions of Disabled and Poor Americans Encounter Discrimination When They Face Mental or Addictive Disorders, Says NAPHS; NAPHS Applauds House Oversight Hearing on Challenges Facing Families in Mental Health Crisis."
3/26/2014 -- NAPHS letter submitted to House Energy and Commerce Oversight Committee hearing on “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage.”
3/25/2014 -- NEWLY UPDATED! Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 6.2 now available. Please allow time for the pdf to load.
4/11/14 -- NQF ENDORSES HBIPS-1 ALONG WITH OTHER MEASURES. The National Quality Forum Board of Directors has endorsed 20 behavioral health quality measures, including several that are also part of The Joint Commission’s Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measure set.
►Updated April 2014:
Download the newest edition (6.2) of the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities by James M. Hunt, AIA, NCARB, and David M. Sine, DrBE, ARM, CSP, CPHRM.
►National Dialogue on Mental Health