Governor Signs Important Legislation

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two very important bills that will positively impact our mental health community.  
 
House Bill 364: An Act Relating to Corrections – Restricting the Use of Restricted Housing for an inmate who is younger than 18 years of age; an inmate who is known to be pregnant; and limitations on an inmate with a serious mental disability
 
Senate Bill 41:  Medicaid Fraud and Due Process – Provides due process protections in cases in which Medicaid billing fraud is alleged.  This will prohibit the NM Human Services Department from denying due process to providers and cutting off payments, such as occurred in 2013.
 
NAMI stood in support of both of these bills which are now law.  Thank you to all who wrote letters and emails, called the Governor’s and legislators’ offices, and testified in committee.