s_hhs_2016a_2017-01-09t09:09:19z2 Hearing Summary
Behavioral Health Transformation Council Presentation
COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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11:58 AM -- Behavioral Health Transformation Council Presentation
Camille Harding, CDHS, presented to the committee on the work of the Behavioral Health Transformation Council (BHTC). She described the accomplishments of the BHTC in the past year which included overseeing a medication consistency work group and working to streamline the licensing requirements for crisis stabilization units. Ms. Harding explained that the work of the BHTC duplicates existing groups' efforts. She outlined possible solutions to solve the duplication problem.
Frank Cornelia, BHTC, described three recommendations made by the Mental Health Hold Task Force to BHTC, which include:
- ensure network adequacy for the Crisis Response System by conducting a need and capacity assessment;
- develop a workforce plan to expand and extend the behavioral health workforce; and
- identify and pilot transportation solutions that reduce cost, stigma, and trauma.
Ms. Harding responded to a question regarding medication consistency in the correctional system.