The Alaska Behavioral Health Association (ABHA) tracks key legislation on both the state and federal level to help inform public dialogue with the direct perspective of those delivering care here in Alaska and to prepare our system of care as best we can for changes in store. New laws, regulations, and policies can increase access to care, improve quality outcomes, and reduce costs. Despite good intention, they could potentially also complicate and already complex healthcare delivery system, limit access, and increase costs.

Alaska’s regular legislative session typically starts on the fourth Monday in January and ends after 90 days. During session, click for the State Legislature’s most current Floor Calendar and Committee Calendar.
The perspective of those charged with implementing new legislation and policy is critically important to achieve its intended goal.

Governor's Vetoes $440 Million in the SYF20 Operating Budget

On June 28, 2019 Governor Dunleavy vetoed over $440 million of the State’s FY20 Operating Budget. The vetoes resulted in a cut of $50 million in Medicaid funding including $12.24 million in behavioral health treatment and recovery grants.

Click HERE to read ABHA’s plea to legislative leaders
to override the vetoes and reverse the cuts.

Legislation from the 31st Legislature (2020)

Legislation from the 31st Legislature (2019)

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Alaska’s Congressional Delegation

Don Young


Don Young

D.C. Office: (202) 225-5765

Lisa Murkowski


Lisa Murkowski

D.C. Office: (202) 224-6665

Dan Sullivan


Dan Sullivan

D.C. Office: (202) 224-3004