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106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5572 To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of covering intensive community mental health treatment under the Medicaid Program. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 26, 2000 Ms. Kaptur (for herself and Mrs. Cubin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of covering intensive community mental health treatment under the Medicaid Program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Medicaid Intensive Community Mental Health Treatment Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. PROVIDING STATES WITH THE OPTION OF COVERING INTENSIVE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM. (a) In General.--Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)-- (A) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (26); (B) by redesignating paragraph (27) as paragraph (28); and (C) by inserting after paragraph (26) the following new paragraph: ``(27) intensive community mental health treatment (as defined in subsection (x)) for adults with diagnosed severe and persistent mental illness, and for children with diagnosed serious mental and emotional disturbances (manifested by substantial functional impairment), who-- ``(A) have a history of repeated episodes of psychiatric hospitalization or are high users of emergency and inpatient hospital services; ``(B) have been arrested repeated times for minor offenses; ``(C) have a history of poor outcomes from provision of, or lack of access to, less intensive mental health services; ``(D) cannot meet their own basic needs and live in substandard housing situations, including being homeless; or ``(E) have a history of coexisting substance use of at least a 12-month duration;''; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(x)(1) The term `intensive community mental health treatment' means all of the following mental health services provided in a coordinated manner: ``(A) 24-hour, 7-day-a-week intensive case management, including assertive community treatment. ``(B) Psychiatric rehabilitation. ``(C) Integrated treatment services for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. ``(D) Crisis residential treatment (as defined in paragraph (2)). ``(E) Psychiatric support services for individuals residing in supported housing facilities. ``(F) Psychiatric hospital discharge planning (as defined in paragraph (3)). ``(G) Medication education and management. ``(H) Family psycho-education services. ``(I) Other evidenced-based intensive community mental health treatment. ``(2) The term `crisis residential treatment' means services (other than inpatient psychiatric services) that provide 24-hour a day intervention to individuals experiencing severe emotional distress. ``(3) The term `discharge planning' means, with respect to a psychiatric hospital, the process that includes-- ``(A) identification of an individual's needs for treatment, housing, and support services in the community after discharge from the hospital; ``(B) establishment of a plan to develop appropriate linkages between the hospital and the community to meet such needs; and ``(C) implementation of the plan at the point of discharge from the hospital.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section apply to treatment furnished on or after January 1, 2001. <all>
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