Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mental Health Parity Bill May Pass by Year's End

The mental health parity bill sponsored by Reps. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., and Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., will likely pass the House of Representatives by the end of the year, said Rep. Robert Andrews, D-N.J., who chairs the subcommittee that held the first hearing on the bill. Kennedy said he intends to champion his bill over one sponsored by his father, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., which has won support from businesses. Kennedy said he is open to compromise once the bills are passed and House and Senate negotiators meet in a conference committee. (CongressDaily, 7/12/07)


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