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Legislative

Governor's 2nd Supplemental Budget

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Friday, 23 March 2012 15:34
  • Written by Lydia Richard

LR 2847 - Governor's 2nd Supplemental Budget

  • Summary of the Governor's 2nd Supplemental Budget (LR 2847) (PDF)

 

LD 967

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Thursday, 28 April 2011 19:00
  • Written by Lydia Richard

An Act To Cut the Cost of Behavioral Health Care in Hospital Emergency Rooms and To Enhance Access to Peer Support and Community-based Services

CONCEPT DRAFT SUMMARY

This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208. This bill proposes to provide community-based mental health and substance abuse providers in emergency rooms to triage both mental health and substance abuse patients, in order to refer such patients to more appropriate and less expensive community based treatment, and use the savings to increase access to peer support services.

Amendment to change from a concept draft to a Resolve directing the Department to:

1. Review Emergency Department usage information to determine the number/percentage of people who present in the ED with behavioral health or substance issues using MaineCare Data and any other health information studies available.

2. Determine the percentage of people who present with only behavioral health or substance abuse issue (without a co-occurring physical health issue that must be dealt with in the ER)

3. Work with stakeholders (including behavioral health providers, consumers, families, law enforcement, emt personnel, hospital staff) to determine the reasons for people with solely behavioral health and substance abuse issues being taken to the Emergency Rooms and the barriers to taking them to a more appropriate community based emergency service

4. Research best practice models around the country that triage this population away from Emergency Rooms BEFORE they incur the cost of emergency room admittance and evaluation, and ways to train/educate emergency personnel in knowing more accurately where to take people. Special attention shall be given to:

Consumer preference
Coordination between community based providers and hospitals including single assessments, sharing of records/information
Innovative ways to work with MTALA requirements
Note of any other licensing, regulatory, contract changes that might be required to do this diversion successfully

5. Estimate the cost savings that would be associated with this diversion

6. Recommend augmented peer and community supports that could be funded with these savings that would lessen the need for emergency services.

7. Report back to the HHS Committee of the Legislature in March, 2012 with at least three different models that might accomplish the goal of Diverting behavioral health and substance abuse clients to more appropriate and cost-effective services for the Committee’s review and action.

Legislative Bills

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Monday, 18 April 2011 17:47
  • Written by Lydia Richard

To do a search of the bill http://www.maine.gov/legis/

LD #

Bill Title

Sponsor

Committee

Public Hearing

Work Session

Amended?

Current Status

897

"An Act To Amend the Application Process for the Progressive Treatment Program"

Senator Dawn Hill

Health and Human Services

Jan 25, 2012, 0900AM, Room 209 Cross Building

 

 Yes

Passed as Amended by House and Senate

978

"An Act To Amend the Probate Code Regarding Powers of Attorney, Education of Children and Guardianship"

Rep Sara Stevens

Judiciary

 

Jan 19, 2012 2 pm Room 438 Cross Building

 Yes

Passed as Amended by House

1377

“An Act To Adopt the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act”

Rep Linda Sanborn

Judiciary

 Jan 4, 2012

 Yes

Voted Ought To Pass as Amended

1530 "An Act To Amend the Housing Provisions of the Maine Human Rights Act"  Sen David Hastings Judiciary

Jan 26, 2012, 0100PM, Room 438 State House

Anticipated Divided Report
1628 "An Act To Limit Payment for Care and Treatment of Residents of State Institutions"

Sen Earle McCormick

 
 

Health and Human Services

 

Jan 26, 2012, 0100PM, Room 209, Cross Building

Feb 2, 2012 1 pm Room 209 Cross Building

Anticipated Divided Report
1688

"An Act To Clarify the Status of Patients Held under Involuntary Commitment Applications"

Rep Bradley Moulton

Health and Human Services

 

Feb 1, 2012, 0900AM, Room 209 Cross Building

 

Yes Ought To Pass as Amended 
1692

"An Act To Clarify Case Management Supervision Authority and Ensure Access to Case Management Services"
(Emergency)

Rep Mark Eves

Health and Human Services

Jan 31, 2012, 0100PM, Room 209 Cross Building 

 

Anticipated Divided Report
1698 

"An Act To Establish Veterans Treatment Courts" (Emergency) 

Rep Meaghan Maloney

 Judiciary

Jan 31, 2012 2 pm Room 438 State House

Feb 14,2012 1 pm Room 438 State House

Yes Passed as Amended by House and Senate 
1729 

"An Act To Clarify the Minimum Wage Law as It Relates To Persons With Disabilities"

Rep Amy Volk

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

Jan 27, 2012 1 pm Room 207 Cross Building

 

Signed by the Governor

The Maine Legislature

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Thursday, 27 September 2007 04:43
  • Written by Lydia Richard
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