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Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson Introduces Bill to Expand Mental Health Services

For immediate release:

Sacramento - Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson announces the introduction of AB 1451: Same-Day Billing, is aimed at improving mental health services for communities in need. AB 1451 will provide funding for counties to increase mental health in-patient and out-patient mental health urgent care units in low income communities. This bill will also fund Community Based Organization (CBO) community health worker programs.

AB 1451 will ensure consistency in patient medical record transfer and continuity, and medical service providers will be required to allow for same-day billing for medical services provided. Mental health referral denials will be prohibited until 2026, and clinics will be utilized for outpatient crisis and psychiatric services.

"Mental health is a critical issue that affects millions of individuals and families every day," said Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson. "This bill will provide essential funding and resources to communities that need it most, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives."

AB 1451 is a significant step forward in addressing the urgent need for improved mental health services in California. Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson is committed to improving the lives of all Californians, and this bill represents his dedication to promoting mental health and wellness for all.