HB 428 Community services boards; comprehensive state plan.
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Community services boards and behavioral health authorities; comprehensive state plan. Clarifies and redefines the role of community services boards (CSBs) and behavioral health authorities (BHAs) who are the local agencies responsible for the delivery of publicly funded mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services. The bill clarifies that CSBs and behavioral health authorities are the single point of entry for individuals seeking such services and have the responsibility for arranging admission to and discharge from state facilities. Because local government relationships with and control over CSBs have evolved differently across the state, the bill now reflects the practice and distinguishes the three different types of community services boards as (i) "operating community services boards", (ii) "administrative policy boards" or (iii) "policy-advisory boards." Behavioral health authorities (BHAs) will henceforth have the same duties and responsibilities as an operating community services board. Appointments to CSBs and behavioral health authorities must consist of one-third identified consumers or family members of consumers, at least one of whom shall be a consumer receiving services. One or more members of the CSB may be nongovernmental service providers, and no more than two elected or appointed local government officials may be members. CSBs and behavioral health authorities will be responsible for the effective and efficient use of all state-controlled funds through a performance contract. The performance contract shall (i) delineate the respective responsibilities of the Department and the CSB; (ii) specify conditions that must be met for the receipt of state-controlled funds; (iii) identify the groups of consumers to be served with state-controlled funds; (iv) beginning on July 1, 2000, contain specific consumer outcome and provider performance measures, consumer satisfaction and consumer and family member participation and involvement indicators, and state facility bed utilization targets; (v) establish a procedure for informing the CSB or BHA of alleged defaults and the consequences of default; and (vi) include reporting requirements. The Department is given explicit authority to contract with other public agencies and with private nonprofit or for-profit organizations for local services when the CSB or BHA, after remediation efforts have proven unsuccessful, remains in substantial noncompliance with the performance contract. The Department shall develop and update biennially a six-year Comprehensive State Plan for mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services. This bill is a recommendation of the HJR 240 (1996) Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate the Future Delivery of Publicly Funded Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

Full text:
01/15/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 984211661  pdf
02/15/98  House: Committee substitute printed 984230260-H1  pdf
03/05/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 984245260-S1  pdf
04/03/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB428ER)  pdf
05/01/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)  pdf

01/15/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 984211661
01/16/98  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/98  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 3
02/14/98  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/substitute (20-Y 1-N)
02/15/98  House: Committee substitute printed 984230260-H1
02/15/98  House: Read first time
02/16/98  House: Read second time
02/16/98  House: Committee substitute agreed to 984230260-H1
02/16/98  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 984230260-H1
02/17/98  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/17/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 2-N)
02/17/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/19/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/19/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/98  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: Health Care
03/05/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 984245260-S1
03/05/98  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/06/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/98  Senate: Read third time
03/09/98  Senate: Passed by temporarily
03/09/98  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/10/98  Senate: Read third time
03/10/98  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/10/98  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 984245260-S1
03/10/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 984245260-S1
03/10/98  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (38-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/98  House: Placed on Calendar
03/12/98  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/12/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
04/03/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB428ER)
04/06/98  House: Enrolled
04/06/98  House: Signed by Speaker
04/08/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/16/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 7/1/98)
05/01/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)