QUOTE & SUMMARY: Tele-Mental Health Bill Going Through Senate Committee Today 


November 28, 2023 

DELAFIELD, WI – IRG Action Fund CEO, CJ Szafir, reacts to the news that Senate Bill 515 will have a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children and Families:

“It’s no secret that Wisconsin is facing a mental health crisis which has been exacerbated by the mental health provider shortage. If passed, Senate Bill 515 would immediately increase access to mental health providers for Wisconsinites in rural and underserved areas of the state. This bill will also help college students from other states keep their providers via telehealth and allow Wisconsinites to have options to receive the care that they need.”

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