The Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) Act, which included the Keep The Door Open Act, was signed into law on May 25, 2017. The Keep the Door Open Act will increase access to behavioral health care by ensuring that community-based providers have reliable and stable support in Maryland’s budget. An investment in community behavioral health treatment will help Marylanders receive the behavioral health services that they need and divert them from costly emergency room visits, inpatient hospitalizations or jails and prisons. Increasing access to community care will help behavioral health care system and emergency rooms. Increasing access to community care will help behavioral health care system and emergency rooms.