HEALTH AND SAFETY
REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
39-3123. Designation of state mental health authority and state substance use disorder authority. The Idaho department of health and welfare is hereby designated the state mental health authority and the state substance use disorder authority, hereinafter referred to as the state behavioral health authority. The state behavioral health authority is responsible for overseeing the state of Idaho’s behavioral health system of care. The department shall fulfill this role through a collaborative process, taking into consideration and incorporating whenever reasonably possible the recommendations and evaluations of the state behavioral health planning council and the regional behavioral health boards in all statewide efforts to expand, improve, modify or transform the behavioral health service delivery system of the state. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit appropriations to executive agencies or the judiciary to fund community-based behavioral health treatment within their target population. The behavioral health authority shall report utilization, performance, outcome and other quality assurance data to the state behavioral health planning council and the regional behavioral health board on an annual basis.
[(39-3123) 39-3124, added 1969, ch. 202, sec. 2, p. 589; am. 1973, ch. 87, sec. 9, p. 137; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 147, p. 633; am. 2006, ch. 277, sec. 1, p. 849; am. and redesig. 2014, ch. 43, sec. 5, p. 108.]