2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Co-Patron(s): Houck, Howell
CSBs as Single Point of Service Entry (language only)

Item 325 #11s

Item 325 #11s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 257, after line 7, insert:
H.H.  Community Services Boards and Behavioral Health Authorities, to the extent allowable under Federal law, shall continue to be the single point of entry into the services system for community mental health rehabilitation services; substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women; intensive in-home and therapeutic day treatment services for children and adolescents in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program; mental retardation waiver services; and any other new or expanded mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services that are covered subsequently by the Medicaid program.  CSBs shall continue to be responsible for the provision of targeted mental health and mental retardation case management."

(This language amendment requires community services boards to be the single point of entry into services, to the extent permitted by federal law.)