Regulatory Comments & Letters

NASADAD prepares comments or letters in response to national events, proposed legislation or regulations, agency initiatives, and other items of significance to NASADAD members.

Letters of Support

The following is an archive of letters of support that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership in support of organizations or individuals who have made substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery a priority.

Comments on SAPT Block Grant

The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant provides a large portion of funding for State publicly funded substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery systems. The following is an archive of letters and comments that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership regarding the SAPT Block Grant.

Comments on Appropriations

The federal appropriations process decides the funding levels for all federal agencies and programs, including vital NASADAD priorities such as the SAPT Block Grant. The following is an archive of letters and comments that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership regarding the appropriations process.

Comments on National Strategies and Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees federal health policy and a number of federal agencies that are important to Single State Agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others. Along with HHS, SAMHSA, and CDC, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) also has a stake in federal substance abuse policy, advising the Administration on drug control issues and coordinating federal agencies’ work related to drug control. The following is an archive of the letters and comments that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership regarding proposed national substance abuse strategies, guidelines, and reports.

Comments on Health Reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Since the ACA’s passage in 2010, changes in health care delivery and financing have had a tremendous impact on the health care system at large and on State substance abuse agencies. The following is an archive of comments that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership regarding health reform issues.

Comments on Current Events

The following is an archive of comments that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership in response to national tragedies and other events.

Comments on Regulatory Initiatives and Guidance

The following is an archive of comments that NASADAD has submitted on behalf of the membership on various regulatory initiatives and guidance at the federal level.