|Access to Medications|
|Prescribing Privileges for Psychologists|
|Psychiatric Advance Directives|
|Seclusion and Restraints|
|State and Federal Budget Issues|
The Power Point presentation and accompanying script (below) are helpful tools in undertanding state budget crises and their effects on mental health services. Medicaid plays a key role in the two issues, as it is a state-based program. When state budgets are strained, Medicaid funding often is cut. As such, services offered through Medicaid are minimized. Medicaid-covered mental health services frequently suffer as a result of state budget crises. This presentation and accompanying script offer details regarding this pressing problem.