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1. The department of corrections and rehabilitation shall establish and implement a community behavioral health program to provide comprehensive community-based services for individuals who have serious behavioral health conditions, as a term and condition of parole under chapter 12-59, and as a sentencing alternative under section 12.1-32-02.
2. In developing the program under this section, the department of corrections and rehabilitation shall collaborate with the department of human services to:
a. Establish a referral and evaluation process for access to the program.
b. Establish eligibility criteria that includes consideration of recidivism risk and behavioral health condition severity.
c. Establish discharge criteria and processes, with a goal of establishing a seamless transition to postprogram services to decrease recidivism.
d. Develop program oversight, auditing, and evaluation processes that must include:
(1) Oversight of case management services through the department of human services;
(2) Outcome and provider reporting metrics; and
(3) Annual reports to the legislative management and the governor on the status of the program.
e. Establish a system through which:
(1) The department of human services:
(a) Contracts with and pays behavioral health service providers; and
(b) Supervises, supports, and monitors referral caseloads and the provision of services by contract behavioral health service providers.
(2) Contract behavioral health service providers accept all eligible referrals, provide individualized care delivered through integrated multidisciplinary care teams, and continue services on an ongoing basis until discharge criteria are met.
(3) Contract behavioral health service providers receive payments on a per-month per-referral basis. The payment schedule must be based on a pay-for-performance model that includes consideration of identified outcomes and the level of services required.
(4) Contract behavioral health service providers bill third-parties for services and direct payment to the general fund.
3. The department of human services may adopt rules as necessary to implement this program.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 54. State Government § 54-23.3-10. Community behavioral health program--Reports to legislative management and governor - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-54-state-government/nd-cent-code-sect-54-23-3-10.html
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