Article - Health - General
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Administration” means the Behavioral Health Administration.
(c) “Core service agency” has the meaning stated in § 7.5–101 of this article.
(d) “Crisis Response System” means the Maryland Behavioral Health Crisis Response System.
(e) “Family support services” has the meaning stated in § 7.5–101 of this article.
(f) “Local behavioral health authority” has the meaning stated in § 7.5–101 of this article.
(g) “Mobile crisis team” means a team established by the local behavioral health authority that:
(1) Operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to provide assessments, crisis intervention, stabilization, follow–up, and referral to urgent care and to arrange appointments for individuals to obtain behavioral health services;
(2) Incorporates nationally recognized standards and best practices; and
(i) Providing connection to services and coordinating patient follow–up, including peer support and family support services after stabilization;
(ii) Serving all members of the immediate community with cultural competency and appropriate language access; and
(iii) Limiting the interaction of law enforcement with individuals in crisis.