71.24.400  <<  71.24.405 >>   71.24.415

Streamlining delivery system.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 5432-S2.SL) ***
The authority shall establish a comprehensive and collaborative effort within behavioral health organizations and with local mental health service providers aimed at creating innovative and streamlined community mental health service delivery systems, in order to carry out the purposes set forth in RCW 71.24.400 and to capture the diversity of the community mental health service delivery system.
The authority must accomplish the following:
(1) Identification, review, and cataloging of all rules, regulations, duplicative administrative and monitoring functions, and other requirements that currently lead to inefficiencies in the community mental health service delivery system and, if possible, eliminate the requirements;
(2) The systematic and incremental development of a single system of accountability for all federal, state, and local funds provided to the community mental health service delivery system. Systematic efforts should be made to include federal and local funds into the single system of accountability;
(3) The elimination of process regulations and related contract and reporting requirements. In place of the regulations and requirements, a set of outcomes for mental health adult and children clients according to this chapter must be used to measure the performance of mental health service providers and behavioral health organizations. Such outcomes shall focus on stabilizing out-of-home and hospital care, increasing stable community living, increasing age-appropriate activities, achieving family and consumer satisfaction with services, and system efficiencies;
(4) Evaluation of the feasibility of contractual agreements between the authority and behavioral health organizations and mental health service providers that link financial incentives to the success or failure of mental health service providers and behavioral health organizations to meet outcomes established for mental health service clients;
(5) The involvement of mental health consumers and their representatives. Mental health consumers and their representatives will be involved in the development of outcome standards for mental health clients under *section 5 of this act; and
(6) An independent evaluation component to measure the success of the authority in fully implementing the provisions of RCW 71.24.400 and this section.


*Reviser's note: Section 5 of this act (chapter 323, Laws of 2001) was vetoed by the governor.
FindingsIntentEffective date2018 c 201: See notes following RCW 41.05.018.
Effective date2014 c 225: See note following RCW 71.24.016.
PurposeIntent1999 c 10: See note following RCW 71.24.025.
Effective date1995 c 96: See note following RCW 71.24.400.
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