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Presented by:
Richard W. Westling– Member, Epstein Becker Green
Katherine Bowles – Attorney, Nelson Hardiman

There is a confluence of national and local public policy developments regarding mental health, substance use disorders (SUD), and treatment. The federal government, working in partnership with states, addresses behavioral health issues and establishes and enforces minimum standards. States, however, have significant power in making decisions—mental health regulations and available services can look very different from state to state, and even from county to county.

Please join Behavioral Health Association of ProvidersEpstein Becker Green, and Nelson Hardimanfor a winter/spring webinar series that will address topics highlighting the accelerating legal and policy issues for the behavioral health industry.

Topics for the February 7 session:

During 2018, the Department of Justice dedicated additional enforcement resources to address the opioid crisis. By adding criminal penalties targeted at kickbacks in the SUD provider space, the SUPPORT Act significantly enhanced the many tools already available to the DOJ. These efforts will also likely further embolden private payor review activities.

This webinar will address the questions that many providers have about these efforts and developments, including:

  • marketing and referral practices that must be avoided;
  • the evolution of enforcement activities and regional prescription opioid task forces, and what they could mean for providers; and
  • why the future of enforcement will likely be far more robust and what steps SUD providers should take to prepare.

Learn more about the full "first Thursday" series.

Have questions? Please contact the presenters or Keith Clarke at

Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP) is a national trade membership organization that provides education and advocacy for behavioral healthcare providers and related entities.
Epstein Becker Green is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes.
Nelson Hardiman is a law firm focused exclusively on healthcare and life sciences. Business clients in California and throughout the U.S. turn to us for market-leading counsel on healthcare transactions, litigation, regulatory compliance, and strategy.

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