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Bill Detail: HB24-1019

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Title Crisis Resolution Team Program
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/14/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
House Sponsors J. Amabile (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
R. Pelton (R)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
Under current law, the department of human
services (department) offers statewide access to crisis system services
(services) for children and youth. The bill expands the services provided
through the creation of the crisis resolution team program (program) in
the department. The behavioral health administration (BHA) shall
administer the program to provide community-based services to
de-escalate and stabilize children or youth experiencing high-acuity
behavioral health crises. The BHA shall contract with crisis resolution
team providers (providers) to provide community-based de-escalation and
stabilization services to children or youth.
A child or youth is eligible for services provided by the program
if the child or youth:
  • Is 21 years of age or younger;
  • Has experienced high-acuity behavioral health crises as
identified by the behavioral health crisis response system or
emergency departments; and
  • Is safe to remain in the home or the community while
receiving intensive, short-term stabilization interventions.
Providers shall offer the following services to children or youth
and their caregivers:
  • Counseling or therapy;
  • Case management to help meet treatment plans;
  • Peer support or family skills coaching to foster
connectedness, goal setting, and new routines to achieve
positive, lasting change;
  • Medication management; and
  • Care coordination to provide tailored support and
Providers shall offer services to a child or youth a minimum of 3
days per week with a variety of services offered daily depending on the
child's or youth's clinical needs. Services must be offered to the child or
youth for a minimum of 4 weeks up to a maximum of 6 weeks depending
on the child's or youth's clinical needs.
The BHA shall:
  • Maintain existing relationships with community partners;
  • Conduct outreach and educate community partners
regarding providers' services;
  • Provide technical assistance to providers regarding
specialized training and the use of screening and
assessment tools; and
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of the program.
On or before September 1, 2025, the BHA shall submit to the
general assembly a feasibility study to determine whether the program can
be further expanded statewide.

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