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Rep. Rangel Hosts Senate Hearing on Mental Health at CUMC, March 16

Hosted by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), a Congressional field hearing on parity health coverage for mental and addictive disorders will be held at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

What: As Congressmen Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) continue their Nationwide Campaign for Mental Heath and Addiction Equity, they will hear testimony regarding The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act, a bill they introduced to the U.S. Congress on March 7. For more information on the campaign, visit The MIH website
When: Friday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Press availability to follow testimony from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. .
Where: Columbia University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry/New York State Psychiatric Institute 1051 Riverside Dr., Hellman Auditorium, 1st floor Subway: A/C/1 to 168th Street.
Host: Congressman Charles Rangel of New York's 15th Congressional District.

Selected Witness Testimony from:

Jeffrey Lieberman
Chairman and Director, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center & New York State Psychiatric Institute

Tom O'Clair
Father of Timothy O'Clair, whose suicide inspired Timothy's Law, a ground-breaking parity legislation recently enacted in New York

Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Coalition for the Homeless Co-chair, Timothy's Law Campaign

Herbert Kleber
Chief, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center & New York State Psychiatric Institute

Published: March 13, 2007
Last modified: Nov 14, 2007