Nebraska Revised Statute 81-3134

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81-3134. Report to legislative committees; access of individuals with co-occurring conditions of intellectual disability and mental illness to services; report; contents.

On or before December 1, 2012, the Director of Children and Family Services of the Division of Children and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Director of Developmental Disabilities of the Division of Developmental Disabilities of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Director of Behavioral Health of the Division of Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care of the Department of Health and Human Services shall provide a report to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Legislature and the Developmental Disabilities Special Investigative Committee of the Legislature concerning the access of individuals with co-occurring conditions of an intellectual disability and mental illness to the full array of services needed to appropriately treat their specific conditions. The report shall include, but not be limited, to:

(1) A summary of how these individuals are currently served, including eligibility determinations, by the Division of Children and Family Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Behavioral Health, and the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care;

(2) An identification and further defining of individuals who currently fall in the gap between the divisions or who move from one division to another in a search for appropriate services;

(3) Information on the individuals currently receiving services from more than one division who have these co-occurring conditions, including the costs of the services, the types of services provided, the unmet demand for such services, and an estimate of the number of individuals served by one division who would also qualify for services through another division;

(4) An explanation of the differences and similarities in funding for services provided by the divisions and how funds from each division are being blended or can be blended to best serve these individuals;

(5) A plan that could be implemented by the divisions that would provide more integrated and coordinated treatment for these individuals by the divisions; and

(6) Any recommendations for potential legislation that would assist the Division of Children and Family Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Behavioral Health, and the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in carrying out the plan provided in subdivision (5) of this section.