U.S Code last checked for updates: May 18, 2024
§ 300x–1.
State plan for comprehensive community mental health services for certain individuals
(a)
In general
The Secretary may make a grant under section 300x of this title only if—
(1)
the State involved submits to the Secretary a plan for providing comprehensive community mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness and to children with a serious emotional disturbance;
(2)
the plan meets the criteria specified in subsection (b); and
(3)
the plan is approved by the Secretary.
(b)
Criteria for plan
In accordance with subsection (a), a State shall submit to the Secretary a plan every two years that, at a minimum, includes each of the following:
(1)
System of care
A description of the State’s system of care that contains the following:
(A)
Comprehensive community-based health systems
The plan shall—
(i)
identify the single State agency to be responsible for the administration of the program under the grant, including any third party who administers mental health services and is responsible for complying with the requirements of this part with respect to the grant;
(ii)
provide for an organized community-based system of care for individuals with mental illness, and describe available services and resources in a comprehensive system of care, including services for individuals with co-occurring disorders;
(iii)
include a description of the manner in which the State and local entities will coordinate services to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of services and programs to produce the best possible outcomes (including health services, rehabilitation services, employment services, housing services, educational services, substance use disorder services, legal services, law enforcement services, social services, child welfare services, medical and dental care services, and other support services to be provided with Federal, State, and local public and private resources) with other agencies to enable individuals receiving services to function outside of inpatient or residential institutions, to the maximum extent of their capabilities, including services to be provided by local school systems under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.];
(iv)
include a description of how the State promotes evidence-based practices, including those evidence-based programs that address the needs of individuals with early serious mental illness regardless of the age of the individual at onset, provide comprehensive individualized treatment, or integrate mental and physical health services;
(v)
include a description of case management services;
(vi)
include a description of activities that seek to engage adults with a serious mental illness or children with a serious emotional disturbance and their caregivers where appropriate in making health care decisions, including activities that enhance communication among individuals, families, caregivers, and treatment providers; and
(vii)
as appropriate to, and reflective of, the uses the State proposes for the block grant funds, include—
(I)
a description of the activities intended to reduce hospitalizations and hospital stays using the block grant funds;
(II)
a description of the activities intended to reduce incidents of suicide using the block grant funds;
(III)
a description of how the State integrates mental health and primary care using the block grant funds, which may include providing, in the case of individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, both mental and substance use disorders services in primary care settings or arrangements to provide primary and specialty care services in community-based mental and substance use disorders settings; and
(IV)
a description of recovery and recovery support services for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.
(B)
Mental health system data and epidemiology
(C)
Children’s services
(D)
Targeted services to rural and homeless populations
(E)
Management services
(2)
Goals and objectives
(c)
Definitions regarding mental illness and emotional disturbance; methods for estimate of incidence and prevalence
(1)
Establishment by Secretary of definitions; dissemination
(2)
Standardized methods
(3)
Date certain for compliance by Secretary
(d)
Requirement of implementation of plan
(1)
Complete implementation
(2)
Substantial implementation and good faith effort regarding fiscal year 1993
(A)
In making a grant under section 300x of this title to a State for fiscal year 1993, the Secretary shall make a determination of the extent to which the State has implemented the plan required in subsection (a). If the Secretary determines that the State has not substantially implemented the plan, the Secretary shall, subject to subparagraph (B), reduce the amount of the allotment under section 300x of this title for the State for such fiscal year by an amount equal to 10 percent of the amount determined under section 300x–7 of this title for the State for the fiscal year.
(B)
In carrying out subparagraph (A), if the Secretary determines that the State is making a good faith effort to implement the plan required in subsection (a), the Secretary may make a reduction under such subparagraph in an amount that is less than the amount specified in such subparagraph, except that the reduction may not be made in an amount that is less than 5 percent of the amount determined under section 300x–7 of this title for the State for fiscal year 1993.
(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIX, § 1912, as added Pub. L. 102–321, title II, § 201(2), July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 379; amended Pub. L. 106–310, div. B, title XXXII, § 3204(a), Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1192; Pub. L. 114–255, div. B, title VIII, § 8001(b), Dec. 13, 2016, 130 Stat. 1225.)
cite as: 42 USC 300x-1