• Behavioral Health Conference

    Oct. 18-19 in Austin


Behavioral health providers continue to face challenges on many fronts: reimbursement, workforce, court decisions, legislation and an overall lack of funding for the entire health care system. This event will help providers stay on top of the evolving landscape, and provide a forum for providers to share with their peers on how to best address these various challenges and more.

Target Audience:

  • Administrators.
  • Directors of nursing and nursing staff.
  • Quality improvement professionals.
  • Social work directors.
  • Directors of behavioral health and clinical services.
  • Managed care staff.
  • Psychiatrists and psychologists.


Rebecca Chickey

Rebecca Chickey

Director of Member Relations, Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Serivces, American Hospital Association
Federal Update on Behavioral Health Services

Mike Maples

Mike Maples

Deputy Executive Commissioner for the Health and Specialty Care System, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
State hospital Planning and Redesign

Patrick Waldron

Patrick Waldron

Branch Manager, Health Facility Compliance, Patient Quality Care Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services
EMTALA and Mental Health Holds – Emergency Detentions and Orders of Protective Custody

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


DHR Health


Oceans Healthcare

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