Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___



Introduced by: Brown C


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        A RESOLUTION recommending full funding for community mental health centers.
    

    Whereas, Indiana understands the importance of serving those with behavioral health and addiction issues within our communities;

    Whereas, The Commission on Mental Health is charged with evaluating the funding system for mental health services in Indiana under IC 12-21-6.5-8;

    Whereas, Community mental health centers require appropriate levels of funding to support the match requirements of the Medicaid Rehabilitation Option (MRO) program and the Mental Health Funds Recovery (MHFR) program;



    Whereas, Community mental health centers are providing over $120 million annually in uncompensated and charity care to clients with no payor source;

    Whereas, Community mental health centers require funding sufficient to address cost of living increases to support improved services to those with behavioral health and addiction issues; and

    Whereas, Indiana and the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) are developing new programs under a "transformation model" that require funding to support a demonstration project: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the members of the Mental Health Commission recommend the full funding of community mental health centers to support the provision of services for those with behavioral health and addiction issues.


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HR 1506/DI 84

2009


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