HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Office of Health Care Access is holding a public hearing to learn more about the ease of accessing mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.
Consumers, representatives of various treatment programs, community organizations and state agencies are expected to be on hand for Wednesday morning's hearing, to be held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The Office of Health Care Access says there continues to be a struggle in Connecticut with providing access to mental health and substance abuse programs. The agency has billed Wednesday's hearing as "the beginning of a bold, consumer-centered effort" to reform the system.
A presentation is also planned on a 2008 federal law concerning group health insurance coverage for mental health and addiction services.