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USA: $12 Million Annually on Ignition-Interlock Devices

Freitag 2. Juli 2010 von htm

The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 includes $12 million in funding for development of alcohol-detection devices that could be installed in all cars, the New York Times reported June 25.
The government and the U.S. auto industry have been working on an improved version of the ignition-interlock device, which prevents the vehicle from starting if the driver has more than the legal limit of alcohol in his or her system. The bill would increase program funding from the current $2 million annually, calling for $60 million over five years — an increase backed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, among others. (Source: Join Together, 6/29/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

US Federal Government Seeks Public Comment

Mittwoch 13. Mai 2009 von htm

Federal Government Seeks Public Comment on Issues Related to the Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act signed into law in October 2008 consolidated longstanding efforts at the national and state level to establish parity between the financial health coverage for mental health/substance abuse conditions, and physical health disorders. The three federal government agencies principally responsible for implementing this law … are issuing a request in the Federal Register seeking information and advice from the public addressing critical issues surrounding the best ways to implement the law and fulfill its objectives.
The Federal Register announcement can be accessed at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-9629.pdf

Kategorie: Addiction, Alerts, Allgemein, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Prevention, Verschiedene | Keine Kommentare »

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