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Behavioral Healthcare Executive
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse will present its first Humanitarian Award to U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky for his work on various initiatives in response to the opioid epidemic.
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H. Steven Moffic
Speaking out about political leadership can be costly for mental healthcare professionals. Yet, in this time of escalating political polarization, mental health professionals and organizations do have the ethical challenge of what, if anything, to say and do about our current situation.

Behavioral Healthcare Executive
The first supervised injection facility in the United States is one step closer to opening after a U.S. district judge ruled that a Philadelphia not-for-profit’s project does not violate federal drug laws.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
The California legislature has passed a series of bills to require outpatient programs to be licensed by the state, and also to curb unethical practices around housing, marketing and insurance.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
During its 15th annual Hill Day in Washington, D.C., the National Council for Behavioral Health unveiled a five-pronged campaign to expand access to treatment, enforce parity laws and grow the mental health and addiction treatment workforce.
Privacy & Security
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has proposed a series of revisions to 42 CFR Part 2 regulations to facilitate better care coordination for the treatment of substance use disorders.
Technology
Legislators’ overly narrow focus on opioids, Google’s overpowering presence in online marketing, and telehealth best practices were among the topics covered Thursday at NCAD East.
Trends
An executive order by President Donald Trump announced on Monday could bring greater transparency to healthcare costs, but information needs to be “understandable and actionable” observers say.
Business Strategy
The time for polite debate and noble legislation has passed. Behavioral healthcare needs collective action driven by leaders and politicians who live up to their words.
Policy
Kentucky served as a somewhat unlikely model in a National Governors Association initiative to stimulate innovative responses to the infectious disease effects of the opioid crisis. 
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