3/7/2014 -- NAPHS comment letter on "HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)"
3/5/2014 -- NAPHS comment letter on "Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs"
2/26/2014 -- NEWLY UPDATED! Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 6.1 now available. Please allow time for the pdf to load. Also see news release.
2/20/2014 -- HHS guidance: "HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health" (including frequently asked questions)
3/07/14 -- MEDICARE SHOULD KEEP PART D “PROTECTED CLASS” STATUS FOR ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICS, NAPHS TELLS CMS.
►Updated February 2014:
Download the newest edition (6.1) of the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities by James M. Hunt, AIA, NCARB, and David M. Sine, ARM, CSP, CPHRM.
►National Dialogue on Mental Health