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§ 122C‑102.  State Planfor Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services;system performance measures.

(a)        Purpose of StatePlan. – The Department shall develop and implement a State Plan for MentalHealth, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. The purposeof the State Plan is to provide a strategic template regarding how State andlocal resources shall be organized and used to provide services. The State Planshall be issued every three years beginning July 1, 2007. It shall identifyspecific goals to be achieved by the Department, area authorities, and countyprograms over a three‑year period of time and benchmarks for determiningwhether progress is being made towards those goals. It shall also identify datathat will be used to measure progress towards the specified goals. In order toincrease the ability of the State, area authorities, county programs, privateproviders, and consumers to successfully implement the goals of the State Plan,the Department shall not adopt or implement policies that are inconsistent withthe State Plan without first consulting with the Joint Legislative OversightCommittee on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance AbuseServices.

(b)        Content of StatePlan. – The State Plan shall include the following:

(1)        Vision and missionof the State Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance AbuseServices system.

(2)        Repealed by SessionLaws 2006‑142, s. 2(a), effective July 19, 2006.

(3)        Protection of clientrights and consumer involvement in planning and management of system services.

(4)        Provision ofservices to targeted populations, including criteria for identifying targetedpopulations.

(5)        Compliance withfederal mandates in establishing service priorities in mental health,developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.

(6)        Description of thecore services that are available to all individuals in order to improveconsumer access to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substanceabuse services at the local level.

(7)        Service standardsfor the mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse servicessystem.

(8)        Implementation ofthe uniform portal process.

(9)        Strategies andschedules for implementing the service plan, including consultation on Medicaidpolicy with area and county programs, qualified providers, and others asdesignated by the Secretary, intersystem collaboration, promotion of bestpractices, technical assistance, outcome‑based monitoring, andevaluation.

(10)      A plan forcoordination of the State Plan for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities,and Substance Abuse Services with the Medicaid State Plan, and NC HealthChoice.

(11)      A business plan todemonstrate efficient and effective resource management of the mental health,developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services system, includingstrategies for accountability for non‑Medicaid and Medicaid services.

(12)      Strategies andschedules for implementing a phased in plan to eliminate disparities in theallocation of State funding across county programs and area authorities byJanuary 1, 2007, including methods to identify service gaps and to ensureequitable use of State funds to fill those gaps among all counties.

(c)        State PerformanceMeasures. – The State Plan shall also include a mechanism for measuring theState's progress towards increased performance on the following matters: accessto services, consumer‑focused outcomes, individualized planning andsupports, promotion of best practices, quality management systems, systemefficiency and effectiveness, and prevention and early intervention. BeginningOctober 1, 2006, and every six months thereafter, the Secretary shall report tothe General Assembly and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health,Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, on the State'sprogress in these performance areas. (2001‑437, s. 1.5; 2006‑142, s. 2(a).)