SENATE BILL No. 686

 

 

September 16, 2003, Introduced by Senators JACOBS, GEORGE, CROPSEY, BRATER, McMANUS, GOSCHKA, BIRKHOLZ, SCHAUER and THOMAS and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

 

 

        

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                 A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled                                             

                                                                                

    "Mental health code,"                                                       

                                                                                

    by amending sections 100a and 161 (MCL 330.1100a and 330.1161),             

                                                                                

    as amended by 1998 PA 497.                                                  

                                                                                

                THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:                      

                                                                                

1       Sec. 100a.  (1) "Abilities" means the qualities, skills, and                

                                                                                

2   competencies of an individual that reflect the individual's                 

                                                                                

3   talents and acquired proficiencies.                                         

                                                                                

4       (2) "Abuse" means nonaccidental physical or emotional harm to               

                                                                                

5   a recipient, or sexual contact with or sexual penetration of a              

                                                                                

6   recipient as those terms are defined in section 520a of the                 

                                                                                

7   Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.520a, that is committed           

                                                                                

8   by an employee or volunteer of the department, a community mental           

                                                                                

9   health services program, or a licensed hospital or by an employee           

                                                                                

10  or volunteer of a service provider under contract with the                  

                                                                                


                                                                                

1   department, community mental health services program, or licensed           

                                                                                

2   hospital.                                                                   

                                                                                

3       (3) "Adaptive skills" means skills in 1 or more of the                      

                                                                                

4   following areas:                                                            

                                                                                

5       (a) Communication.                                                          

                                                                                

6       (b) Self-care.                                                              

                                                                                

7       (c) Home living.                                                            

                                                                                

8       (d) Social skills.                                                          

                                                                                

9       (e) Community use.                                                          

                                                                                

10      (f) Self-direction.                                                         

                                                                                

11      (g) Health and safety.                                                      

                                                                                

12      (h) Functional academics.                                                   

                                                                                

13      (i) Leisure.                                                                

                                                                                

14      (j) Work.                                                                   

                                                                                

15      (4) "Adult foster care facility" means an adult foster care                 

                                                                                

16  facility licensed under the adult foster care facility licensing            

                                                                                

17  act, 1979 PA 218, MCL 400.701 to 400.737.                                   

                                                                                

18      (5) "Applicant" means an individual or his or her legal                     

                                                                                

19  representative who makes a request for mental health services.              

                                                                                

20      (6) "Assisted outpatient treatment" or "AOT" means the                      

                                                                                

21  categories of outpatient services ordered by the court under                

                                                                                

22  section 433 or 469a.  Assisted outpatient treatment includes                

                                                                                

23  intensive case management services or assertive community                   

                                                                                

24  treatment team services to provide care coordination.  Assisted             

                                                                                

25  outpatient treatment may also include 1 or more of the following            

                                                                                

26  categories of services:  medication; periodic blood tests or                

                                                                                

27  urinalysis to determine compliance with prescribed medications;             


                                                                                

1   individual or group therapy; day or partial day programming                 

                                                                                

2   activities; vocational, educational, or self-help training or               

                                                                                

3   activities; alcohol or substance abuse treatment and counseling             

                                                                                

4   and periodic tests for the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs             

                                                                                

5   for an individual with a history of alcohol or substance abuse;             

                                                                                

6   supervision of living arrangements; and any other services within           

                                                                                

7   a local or unified services plan developed under this act which             

                                                                                

8   services are prescribed to treat the individual's mental illness            

                                                                                

9   and to assist the individual in living and functioning in the               

                                                                                

10  community or to attempt to prevent a relapse or deterioration               

                                                                                

11  that may reasonably be predicted to result in suicide or the need           

                                                                                

12  for hospitalization.                                                        

                                                                                

13      (7)  (6)  "Board" means the governing body of a community                   

                                                                                

14  mental health services program.                                             

                                                                                

15      (8)  (7)  "Board of commissioners" means a county board of                  

                                                                                

16  commissioners.                                                              

                                                                                

17      (9)  (8)  "Center" means a facility operated by the                         

                                                                                

18  department to admit individuals with developmental disabilities             

                                                                                

19  and provide habilitation and treatment services.                            

                                                                                

20      (10)  (9)  "Certification" means formal approval of a program               

                                                                                

21  by the department in accordance with standards developed or                 

                                                                                

22  approved by the department.                                                 

                                                                                

23      (11)  (10)  "Child abuse" and "child neglect" mean those                    

                                                                                

24  terms as defined in section 2 of the child protection law, 1975             

                                                                                

25  PA 238, MCL 722.622.                                                        

                                                                                

26      (12)  (11)  "Child and adolescent psychiatrist" means 1 or                  

                                                                                

27  more of the following:                                                      


                                                                                

1       (a) A physician who has completed a residency program in                    

                                                                                

2   child and adolescent psychiatry approved by the accreditation               

                                                                                

3   council for graduate medical education or the American                      

                                                                                

4   osteopathic association, or who has completed 12 months of child            

                                                                                

5   and adolescent psychiatric rotation and is enrolled in an                   

                                                                                

6   approved residency program as described in this subsection.                 

                                                                                

7       (b) A psychiatrist employed by or under contract as a child                 

                                                                                

8   and adolescent psychiatrist with the department or a community              

                                                                                

9   mental health services program on March 28, 1996, who has                   

                                                                                

10  education and clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment           

                                                                                

11  of children or adolescents with serious emotional disturbance.              

                                                                                

12      (c) A psychiatrist who has education and clinical experience                

                                                                                

13  in the evaluation and treatment of children or adolescents with             

                                                                                

14  serious emotional disturbance who is approved by the director.              

                                                                                

15      (13)  (12)  "Children's diagnostic and treatment service"                   

                                                                                

16  means a program operated by or under contract with a community              

                                                                                

17  mental health services program, that provides examination,                  

                                                                                

18  evaluation, and referrals for minors, including emergency                   

                                                                                

19  referrals, that provides or facilitates treatment for minors, and           

                                                                                

20  that has been certified by the department.                                  

                                                                                

21      (14)  (13)  "Community mental health authority" means a                     

                                                                                

22  separate legal public governmental entity created under                     

                                                                                

23  section 205 to operate as a community mental health services                

                                                                                

24  program.                                                                    

                                                                                

25      (15)  (14)  "Community mental health organization" means a                  

                                                                                

26  community mental health services program that is organized under            

                                                                                

27  the urban cooperation act of 1967, 1967 (Ex Sess) PA 7,                     


                                                                                

1   MCL 124.501 to 124.512.                                                     

                                                                                

2       (16)  (15)  "Community mental health services program" means                

                                                                                

3   a program operated under chapter 2 as a county community mental             

                                                                                

4   health agency, a community mental health authority, or a                    

                                                                                

5   community mental health organization.                                       

                                                                                

6       (17)  (16)  "Consent" means a written agreement executed by a               

                                                                                

7   recipient, a minor recipient's parent, or a recipient's legal               

                                                                                

8   representative with authority to execute a consent, or a verbal             

                                                                                

9   agreement of a recipient that is witnessed and documented by an             

                                                                                

10  individual other than the individual providing treatment.                   

                                                                                

11      (18)  (17)  "County community mental health agency" means an                

                                                                                

12  official county or multicounty agency created under section 210             

                                                                                

13  that operates as a community mental health services program and             

                                                                                

14  that has not elected to become a community mental health                    

                                                                                

15  authority under section 205 or a community mental health                    

                                                                                

16  organization under the urban cooperation act of 1967, 1967                  

                                                                                

17  (Ex Sess) PA 7, MCL 124.501 to 124.512.                                     

                                                                                

18      (19)  (18)  "Dependent living setting" means all of the                     

                                                                                

19  following:                                                                  

                                                                                

20      (a) An adult foster care facility.                                          

                                                                                

21      (b) A nursing home licensed under article 17 of the public                  

                                                                                

22  health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.20101 to 333.22260.                       

                                                                                

23      (c) A home for the aged licensed under article 17 of the                    

                                                                                

24  public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.20101 to 333.22260.                

                                                                                

25      (20)  (19)  "Department" means the department of community                  

                                                                                

26  health.                                                                     

                                                                                

27      (21)  (20)  "Developmental disability" means either of the                  


                                                                                

1   following:                                                                  

                                                                                

2       (a) If applied to an individual older than 5 years of age, a                

                                                                                

3   severe, chronic condition that meets all of the following                   

                                                                                

4   requirements:                                                               

                                                                                

5                                                                                (i) Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a                         

                                                                                

6   combination of mental and physical impairments.                             

                                                                                

7       (ii) Is manifested before the individual is 22 years old.                    

                                                                                

8       (iii) Is likely to continue indefinitely.                                    

                                                                                

9       (iv) Results in substantial functional limitations in 3 or                   

                                                                                

10  more of the following areas of major life activity:                         

                                                                                

11      (A) Self-care.                                                              

                                                                                

12      (B) Receptive and expressive language.                                      

                                                                                

13      (C) Learning.                                                               

                                                                                

14      (D) Mobility.                                                               

                                                                                

15      (E) Self-direction.                                                         

                                                                                

16      (F) Capacity for independent living.                                        

                                                                                

17      (G) Economic self-sufficiency.                                              

                                                                                

18      (v) Reflects the individual's need for a combination and                    

                                                                                

19  sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care,                    

                                                                                

20  treatment, or other services that are of lifelong or extended               

                                                                                

21  duration and are individually planned and coordinated.                      

                                                                                

22      (b) If applied to a minor from birth to  age  5 years of age,               

                                                                                

23  a substantial developmental delay or a specific congenital or               

                                                                                

24  acquired condition with a high probability of resulting in                  

                                                                                

25  developmental disability as defined in subdivision (a) if                   

                                                                                

26  services are not provided.                                                  

                                                                                

27      (22)  (21)  "Director" means the director of the department                 


                                                                                

1   or his or her designee.                                                     

                                                                                

2       (23)  (22)  "Discharge" means an absolute, unconditional                    

                                                                                

3   release of an individual from a facility by action of the                   

                                                                                

4   facility or a court.                                                        

                                                                                

5       (24)  (23)  "Eligible minor" means an individual less than                  

                                                                                

6   18 years of age who is recommended in the written report of a               

                                                                                

7   multidisciplinary team under rules promulgated by the department            

                                                                                

8   of education to be classified as 1 of the following:                        

                                                                                

9       (a) Severely mentally impaired.                                             

                                                                                

10      (b) Severely multiply impaired.                                             

                                                                                

11      (c) Autistic impaired and receiving special education                       

                                                                                

12  services in a program designed for the autistic impaired under              

                                                                                

13  subsection (1) of R 340.1758 of the Michigan administrative code            

                                                                                

14  or in a program designed for the severely mentally impaired or              

                                                                                

15  severely multiply impaired.                                                 

                                                                                

16      (25)  (24)  "Emergency situation" means a situation in which                

                                                                                

17  an individual is experiencing a serious mental illness or a                 

                                                                                

18  developmental disability, or a  child  minor is experiencing a              

                                                                                

19  serious emotional disturbance, and 1 of the following applies:              

                                                                                

20      (a) The individual can reasonably be expected within the near               

                                                                                

21  future to physically injure himself, herself, or another                    

                                                                                

22  individual, either intentionally or unintentionally.                        

                                                                                

23      (b) The individual is unable to provide himself or herself                  

                                                                                

24  food, clothing, or shelter or to attend to basic physical                   

                                                                                

25  activities such as eating, toileting, bathing, grooming,                    

                                                                                

26  dressing, or ambulating, and this inability may lead in the near            

                                                                                

27  future to harm to the individual or to another individual.                  


                                                                                

1       (c) The individual's judgment is so impaired that he or she                 

                                                                                

2   is unable to understand the need for treatment and, in the                  

                                                                                

3   opinion of the mental health professional, his or her continued             

                                                                                

4   behavior as a result of the mental illness, developmental                   

                                                                                

5   disability, or emotional disturbance can reasonably be expected             

                                                                                

6   in the near future to result in physical harm to the individual             

                                                                                

7   or to another individual.                                                   

                                                                                

8       (26)  (25)  "Executive director" means an individual                        

                                                                                

9   appointed under section 226 to direct a community mental health             

                                                                                

10  services program or his or her designee.                                    

                                                                                

11      Sec. 161.  In conjunction with community mental health                      

                                                                                

12  services programs, the department shall conduct annually and                

                                                                                

13  forward to the governor and the house and senate appropriations             

                                                                                

14  committees, and the senate and house committees with legislative            

                                                                                

15  oversight of  social  human services and mental health, an                  

                                                                                

16  evaluation of the family support subsidy program that shall                 

                                                                                

17  include, but is not limited to, all of the following:                       

                                                                                

18      (a) The impact of the family support subsidy program upon                   

                                                                                

19  children covered by this act in facilities and residential care             

                                                                                

20  programs including, to the extent possible, sample case reviews             

                                                                                

21  of families who choose not to participate.                                  

                                                                                

22      (b) Case reviews of families who voluntarily terminate                      

                                                                                

23  participation in the family support subsidy program for any                 

                                                                                

24  reason, particularly when the eligible minor is placed out of the           

                                                                                

25  family home, including the involvement of the department and                

                                                                                

26  community mental health services programs in offering suitable              

                                                                                

27  alternatives.                                                               


                                                                                

1       (c) Sample assessments of families receiving family support                 

                                                                                

2   subsidy payments including adequacy of subsidy and need for                 

                                                                                

3   services not available.                                                     

                                                                                

4       (d) The efforts to encourage program participation of                       

                                                                                

5   eligible families.                                                          

                                                                                

6       (e) The geographic distribution of families receiving subsidy               

                                                                                

7   payments and, to the extent possible, eligible minors presumed to           

                                                                                

8   be eligible for family support subsidy payments.                            

                                                                                

9       (f) Programmatic and legislative recommendations to further                 

                                                                                

10  assist families in providing care for eligible minors.                      

                                                                                

11      (g) Problems that arise in identifying eligible minors                      

                                                                                

12  through diagnostic evaluations performed under rules promulgated            

                                                                                

13  by the department of education.                                             

                                                                                

14      (h) The number of beds reduced in state facilities and foster               

                                                                                

15  care facilities serving severely mentally, multiply, and autistic           

                                                                                

16  impaired children when the children return home to their natural            

                                                                                

17  families as a result of the subsidy program.                                

                                                                                

18      (i) Caseload figures by eligibility category as  defined                    

                                                                                

19  described in section  100a(23)  100a(24).                                   

                                                                                

20      Enacting section 1.  This amendatory act does not take                      

                                                                                

21  effect unless all of the following bills of the 92nd Legislature            

                                                                                

22  are enacted into law:                                                       

                                                                                

23      (a) Senate Bill No.683.                                                     

                                                                                

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25      (b) Senate Bill No. 684.                                                    

                                                                                

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27      (c) Senate Bill No. 685.