Partners for Our Children

SB 5924 states that If a managed health care system contracts to provide integrated medical and behavioral health services in a regional service area, DSHS’s research and data division would be required to determine semiannually whether the costs in the regional service area related to criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child abuse and neglect have risen relative to increases experienced in other areas of the state since the managed health care system assumed the contract for services in that region. The research and data division must estimate the magnitude of such cost increases, if any, and the managed health care system will reimburse the affected counties for its share of these increases.