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This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM by jeyring. --> 1
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill establishes a pilot program within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Act
11 for the provision of assertive community treatment services to people with a severe
12 mental disorder, who are not receiving or are transitioning out of other mental health
13 services, and to their families.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . establishes a pilot program, beginning on July 1, 2011, and ending on July 1, 2014,
17 for the provision of assertive community treatment mental health services to eligible
18 people who are not receiving, or are transitioning out of, other mental health
20 . grants rulemaking authority to the division;
21 . describes a person who is eligible to receive services under this bill;
22 . provides that a local mental health authority shall establish criteria to determine the
23 order of priority for receiving services under this bill;
24 . provides that the services provided under the pilot program described in this bill do
25 not constitute an entitlement and may be withdrawn from a person at any time;
26 . requires the director of the division to report, for consideration and decision, to the
27 Health and Human Services Interim Committee during the 2012 interim, regarding
28 whether the pilot program created by this bill should be modified or converted into an ongoing
30 . provides, under the Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act, that the pilot program
31 created by this bill will be repealed on July 1, 2014; and
32 . makes technical changes.
33 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
35 Other Special Clauses:
37 Utah Code Sections Affected:
39 63I-1-262, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 365
41 62A-15-113, Utah Code Annotated 1953
43 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
44 Section 1. Section 62A-15-113 is enacted to read:
45 62A-15-113. Pilot program for assertive community mental health treatment.
46 (1) There is established a pilot program for assertive community mental health
47 treatment, beginning on July 1, 2011, and ending on July 1, 2014.
48 (2) The purpose of the pilot program described in Subsection (1) is to provide mental
49 health services to a person with a severe mental disorder in order to reduce:
50 (a) the use of emergency and inpatient medical and psychiatric services by the person;
51 (b) the person's involvement in the criminal justice system; and
52 (c) the person's use of illegal substances.
53 (3) The pilot program shall:
54 (a) primarily focus on a person who is transitioning from inpatient treatment, outpatient
55 treatment, or incarceration;
56 (b) be substantially in accordance with the Assertive Community Treatment model of
57 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, within the United States
58 Department of Health and Human Services; and
59 (c) utilize fidelity scales for evidenced-based practices.
60 (4) The division may make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
61 Administrative Rulemaking Act, as necessary for the implementation and administration of this
63 (5) In accordance with Subsection (6), within funds appropriated by the Legislature for
64 the pilot program described in this section, the division shall, through a local mental health
65 authority, provide assertive community treatment as described in this section to a person with a
66 severe mental disorder and that person's family, if that person:
67 (a) is eligible to receive services from a local mental health authority;
68 (b) is not receiving, or is transitioning out of, other mental health services; and
69 (c) is determined by a local mental health authority to be a person who would
70 substantially benefit from the provision of assertive community treatment.
71 (6) A local mental health authority described in Subsection (5) shall establish criteria to
72 determine the priority, between persons eligible for services under this section, for receiving
73 services under this section.
74 (7) It is the intent of the Legislature that the services provided under the pilot program
75 described in this section:
76 (a) do not constitute an entitlement of any kind; and
77 (b) may be withdrawn from a person at any time.
78 (8) The services provided under the pilot program described in this section may be
79 provided in connection with an existing assertive community treatment program or programs to
80 increase the level of the program to a fidelity scale model.
81 (9) The director of the division shall report to the Health and Human Services Interim
82 Committee during the 2013 interim regarding:
83 (a) the operation and accomplishments of the pilot program described in this section;
84 (b) whether the Legislature should convert the pilot program to an ongoing program
85 within the division; and
86 (c) recommendations for changes, if any, related to the pilot program.
86a H. (10) The report described in Subsection (9) shall evaluate the success of the pilot
86b program using tools, including the ACT Fidelity Scale and General Organization Index, to
86c measure outcomes, including:
86d (a) reduced hospital stays;
86e (b) higher levels of housing stability;
86f (c) improved symptoms and social functioning;
86g (d) higher quality of life; and
86h (e) increased consumer and family satisfaction with services.
89 (a) hear or review the report described in Subsection (9); and
90 (b) determine whether the pilot program described in this section should be converted
91 into an ongoing program within the division.
92 Section 2. Section 63I-1-262 is amended to read:
93 63I-1-262. Repeal dates, Title 62A.
94 (1) Section 62A-2-120.5 , Pilot program for expedited background check of a qualified
95 human services applicant, is repealed July 1, 2012.
96 (2) Section 62A-5-103.1 , Program for provision of supported employment services, is
97 repealed July 1, 2013.
98 (3) Section 62A-15-113 , Pilot program for assertive community mental health
99 treatment, is repealed July 1, 2014.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-5-11 11:50 AM