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S.F. No. 3834 - Children's Mental Health Crisis Response Services Definition Modification
Author: Senator Rich Draheim
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Date: March 9, 2020


S.F. No. 3834 modifies statutes relating to children’s mental health crisis intervention and intensive nonresidential rehabilitative services.

Section 1 (256B.0944, subdivision 1, paragraph (d)) amends the definition of “mental health mobile crisis intervention services” to require only that such services be provided outside of an inpatient hospital setting.

Sections 2 and 3 (256B.0947, subdivisions 2 and 3) extend the age range for recipients of intensive nonresidential rehabilitative mental health services from 16 to 20 years old to 8 to 26 years old. Section 2 also adds a definition for “family peer specialist.”

Section 4 (256B.0947, subdivision 4) removes the requirement for the commissioner to develop administrative and clinical contract standards regarding intensive rehabilitative mental health services.

Section 5 (256B.0947, subdivision 5) requires treatment teams to be trained specifically for the age group they serve, either from 8 to 16 years old or from 14 to 26 years old.

Section 6 (256B.0947, subdivision 6) modifies the service standards for intensive nonresidential rehabilitative mental health services by requiring services to be age-appropriate and specific to each client’s needs, requiring an individual treatment plan to be based on a diagnostic assessment and baselines and to identify goals and objectives of treatment, and requiring review and approval by the clinical supervisor. Minor patients’ parents or guardians must be consulted in developing treatment plans.

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