washington update

Goolsby, Larry
October 2008
Policy & Practice (19426828);Oct2008, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p29
The article offers news briefs on laws and legislation in the U.S. Prior to the adjournment for the November 2008 presidential election, legislators sent a continuing resolution to President George W. Bush, extending the 2008 fiscal year funding. The Congress has enacted the mental health parity law on October 3, 2008 which requires employers who provide parity in deductibles and co-payments. On October 7, 2008, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008.


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