SB1003 - Creates a comprehensive children's mental health service system - Gibbons
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||Creates a comprehensive children's mental health service system
SCS/SB 1003 - This act establishes a comprehensive
children's mental health service system.
SECTION 208.152 - Child serving agencies within the
comprehensive children's mental health service system are
included under the provision of mental health services for the
payment of Medicaid benefits.
SECTION 208.204 - By judicial review or family support
meetings, the Children's Division must determine which child
custody cases only need mental health services. Within sixty
days, individualized service plans must be developed to identify
which agencies will supply the appropriate services to the child.
These plans will be submitted to the court for approval and the
child's family may actively participate in the plan. Children in
need of only mental health services may be returned to the
family's custody. Services shall be provided in the least
restrictive environment. The Department of Mental Health shall
bill the Department of Social Services for the appropriate moneys
for the care of these children.
SECTION 630.097 - The Department of Mental Health, in
partnership with all of the Departments represented on the
Children's Services Commission, must develop a comprehensive
children's mental health service system. This system will
include a "Comprehensive System Management Team". The Department
of Mental Health, along with all of the Departments from the
Children's Services Commission, must develop a plan detailing
outcomes, changes in population and progress to be submitted to
the House, Senate and Governor by December 31, 2004.
SECTION 630.210 - The standard means test for children in
need of mental health services shall be waived to avoid custody
transfers to the Children's Division. The Department of Mental
Health is responsible for notifying parents that the standard
means test may be waived.