Your state legislators are already in the 2023 legislative session. Help your District Branch ensure that your legislators make mental health a priority.
State legislation affects our patients directly, from mental health parity implementation to physician-led care to prior authorization, among other crucial issues affecting people needing treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder.
COVID-19 has highlighted the disparities within our healthcare system and transformed the way patients receive psychiatric care. It is more important than ever for legislators to know whom to turn to for information on mental health issues. You can serve as an advocate for your patients as well as your profession. It is crucial for you to know your legislator before you need them.
Use this letter to invite your lawmakers to meet with you. Feel free to personalize your letter to describe the type of psychiatry you practice, include other pertinent information about your background, and provide your contact information.