Governor: Funding is provided to the Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration (BHSIA) for infrastructure development and intensive mental health services for high needs youth in order to implement the commitments set forth in the T.R. Settlement Agreement. By funding this request, BHSIA is expected to accomplish the year two commitments set forth in the settlement agreement.
Senate: In accordance with commitments set forth in the T.R. Settlement, funding is provided to develop and implement a statewide Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) delivery model for home and community-based mental health services for high needs youth. The department will begin a phased implementation July 1, 2014. Per SSB 6558, wraparound pilot sites must be prioritized on the implementation schedule and additional sites are phased-in as rapidly as feasible according to provider readiness and infrastructure availability. During the phase-in, as a new service area prepares for implementation, the department must receive input from local stake holders on the adequacy and availability of services in that specific service area and engage in problem-solving on any shortages in services. In addition, local stake holder input must be included in the development of performance measures, outcomes, and quality improvements relevant to the children in that service area.
House/Final: Funding is provided for infrastructure development and intensive mental health services for high needs youth in order to implement the commitments set forth in the T.R. v. Dreyfus and Porter Settlement Agreement. Services will be phased in around the state over a five-year period in accordance with the settlement agreement and legislative appropriations.