Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and other specified agencies and entities, to develop a pilot program under which a qualifying adolescent or young adult may receive community-based mental health treatment from a youth-focused community support team for early treatment that is specifically tailored to the needs of youth and young adults in the early stages of a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Requires the Department to apply, no later than September 30, 2019, for any necessary federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program. Requires the Department to implement the pilot program no later than December 31, 2019 if federal approval is not necessary. Contains provisions concerning the creation of a community-based treatment model under the pilot program; the development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Requires the Department to develop an Assertive Engagement and Community-Based Clinical Treatment Pilot Program for individuals with opioid and other drug addictions. Contains provisions on in-office, in-home, and in-community services provided under the pilot program; application for a federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program; development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the pilot programs authorized under the amendatory Act shall be implemented across a broad spectrum of geographic regions across the State. Provides that the community-based treatment model implemented under the pilot program shall take into consideration area workforce, community uniqueness, and cultural diversity. In provisions requiring the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop a pay-for-performance payment model, provides that the payment model shall include all provider costs associated with the data collection for purposes of certain analytics and outcomes reporting requirements. In a provision requiring the Department to deliver a report to the General Assembly on on the outcomes of the pilot program, provides that the final report shall be submitted within one year after 4 years (rather than 5 years) of full implementation and after 7 years of full implementation. Requires the Department to collect and include in its final report post-pilot program discharge outcomes for all service recipients who exit the pilot program for up to 3 years post exit. Requires the Department to file its reports with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.