National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs
In 2003 a pilot program was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester to provide psychiatric consultation to pediatricians. Enthusiastically supported by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Task Force, in 2004 with financial support from the Commonwealth legislature through the Department of Mental Health, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership adapted the model to be implemented statewide. Beginning in 2014 commercial insurers were mandated to fund their share of the program costs.
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