Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 2386: Creating the state office of the behavioral health ombuds

Creates a state Office of Behavioral Health Ombuds that shall do the following: 

  • Advocate for all patients seeking behavioral health services; 

  • Advocate for all patients receiving inpatient behavioral health services; assure that patients are afforded all of the rights given to them by state and federal laws;

  • Maintain independence and be free from all conflicts of interest; and 

  • Provide consistent quality services across the state. 

Further powers and duties are defined.