Michael Thuener (R)

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Do you support school policies and funding that increase the availability of mental health services in schools and early childhood settings?

  • Yes

Do you support additional funding for follow-up care for individuals after a suicide attempt or overdose?

  • Yes

Do you support extreme risk protection orders?

  • Yes: So long as individual rights are not violated, I would support a measure. The last “red flag” law did not protect process rights.

Do you support strengthening laws and transparency requirements compelling insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders that is equal to the coverage provided for a physical illness?

  • No: We cannot compel a private entity to provide a service.

Do you support strengthening requirements that insurance companies have enough mental health and substance use professionals to guarantee their members have a choice of provider?

  • No

Do you support requirements that hospitals and other providers report information on treatment availability to help individuals, hospitals and law enforcement locate available treatment for people in crisis?

  • No

Do you support providing state funds to expand capacity for mental health and substance use treatment in underserved areas of the state?

  • Yes: I would want to see the details of any proposal, but I am open to the discussion.

Do you support additional state investments in affordable housing with supportive services for people with mental health or substance use disorders?

  • Yes: I am open to seeing what has been successful. I have seen one PSH and like what I have seen.