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APA says BP should pay.

The American Psychiatric Association wants the administrator of the $20 billion Gulf oil-spill compensation fund to pay for the mental health care of affected individuals. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has been charged with determining payouts for the fund, which was established by oil company BP at the request of the White House. Although the fund was largely envisioned as a way to compensate Gulf Coast residents for financial losses, the state of Louisiana has sought reimbursement from BP for mental health care it has delivered. Mr. Feinberg recently testified before a House committee that he was unlikely to approve payouts solely for mental health claims. The APA and other mental health groups objected.

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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Publication:Clinical Psychiatry News
Date:Sep 1, 2010
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