On December 11, 2015, President Obama signed into law S. 599, the Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act. The law extends the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project for those state selected to participate as of March 13, 2012 if it would not increase net Medicaid spending. The law also permits the HHS Secretary to expand the number of eligible states participating in the demonstration project if it would not increase net program spending.