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Article - Health - General




§7.5–209.

    (a)    In consultation with interested stakeholders, the Director shall prepare an annual report on behavioral health services for children and young adults in the State.

    (b)    The report shall include:

        (1)    The number and the percentage of children and young adults who, during the reported year:

            (i)    Were eligible for public behavioral health services; and

            (ii)    Used a public behavioral health service, including:

                1.    An inpatient service;

                2.    An emergency room service;

                3.    A residential treatment center service; and

                4.    An intensive public behavioral health service, including targeted or mental health case management services, respite care services, services provided under § 1915(i) of the Social Security Act, and psychiatric rehabilitation services;

        (2)    The total expenditure and expenditure per child and young adult using a public behavioral health service, including:

            (i)    An inpatient service;

            (ii)    An emergency room service;

            (iii)    A residential treatment center service; and

            (iv)    An intensive community service.

        (3)    The total cost per child or young adult for all behavioral health services provided to the child or young adult;

        (4)    The total expenditure and expenditure per child and young adult for:

            (i)    Targeted case management services;

            (ii)    Respite care services;

            (iii)    Services provided through a plan under § 1915(i) of the Social Security Act; and

            (iv)    Psychiatric rehabilitation services;

        (5)    The average length of time children and young adults spent:

            (i)    In the hospital emergency room pending psychiatric inpatient hospitalization; and

            (ii)    Waiting for placement in a residential treatment center from the date of the referral to the date of the placement;

        (6)    The number of children and young adults who were readmitted for a 30–day admission at:

            (i)    The same hospital;

            (ii)    The same residential treatment center; or

            (iii)    Any other hospital or residential treatment center;

        (7)    The average length of stay for children and young adults at:

            (i)    A residential treatment center; and

            (ii)    A psychiatric unit at a hospital; and

        (8)    For residential treatment centers:

            (i)    The total number of children and young adults discharged; and

            (ii)    The number of residents at the end of the year who are children or young adults.

    (c)    The report shall group the information required under subsection (b) of this section by jurisdiction and by the following age groups:

        (1)    Birth through 6 years old;

        (2)    7 through 12 years old;

        (3)    13 through 17 years old;

        (4)    18 through 21 years old; and

        (5)    22 through 25 years old.

    (d)    On or before December 1 each year, the Director shall submit the report required under this section to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.



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