Bill Status of HB6057 96th General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-AUTISM SRVCS PROGRAM
Rep. Chapin Rose
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Creates the Coordinated Autism Services Program for Medically Underserved and Rural Areas. Provides that under the program, the Department of Human Services, in cooperation with the Department of Public Health and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, shall create regional pilot programs focusing on the coordination of services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders living in rural or medically underserved areas. Provides that components of the program may include (1) the development of a coordinated service delivery network which allows individuals to access a full range of comprehensive therapeutic services in one central location; (2) the development of central resource centers; and (3) informal conferences, training sessions, and peer networks.