Public Policy Updates
HHS Announces the Availability of COVID-19 Provider Funding
September 17, 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration announced this past week that the U.S.
Congress May Advance Parity Enforcement
September 13, 2021
One of the most impactful public policy advances in the last 15 years for substance use disorder treatment was passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity). It was intended to eliminate...
NAATP Congratulates Dr. Rahul Gupta, Head of ONDCP
July 13, 2021
NAATP has learned the Biden administration is tapping Dr. Rahul Gupta as its top drug policy official, charging the former West Virginia public health commissioner with leading federal efforts to combat a spiraling...
NAATP Congratulates New SAMHSA Director
June 28, 2021
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers congratulates Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., on her appointment as the next Assistant Secretary for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
HHS Creates Behavioral Health Coordinating Council
May 18, 2021
Today HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, along with Assistant Secretary Lavine and Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use (SAMHSA) Coderre, announced the Administration’s newly created Behavioral...
Highlights of Federal Legislation Affecting Treatment Provider Funding
May 12, 2021
The President signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law in March. It is the most recent COVID-19 legislation created to provide financial relief and economic stimulus to those impacted by the...
House Committee Hears SUD Legislation
April 14, 2021
Wednesday the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on 11 separate pieces of legislation designed to address the issues associated with opioids and fentanyl.
NAATP Applauds ONDCP Priorities
April 5, 2021
In a call with leaders in the field, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently released its priorities for the upcoming year. NAATP has a long history of engagement with ONDCP and we congratulate the...
Congress Passes 1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Includes SUD Treatment Provider Funding
March 10, 2021
With a 70 percent public approval rating and after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Congress has now passed the Biden proposal (H.R. 1319) to provide $1.9 Trillion in assistance to nearly every segment of the...
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