Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 31
REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
39-3135.  Powers and duties. The regional behavioral health board:
(1)  Shall advise the state behavioral health authority and the state planning council on local behavioral health needs of adults and children within the region;
(2)    Shall advise the state behavioral health authority and the planning council of the progress, problems and proposed projects of the regional service;
(3)  Shall promote improvements in the delivery of behavioral health services and coordinate and exchange information regarding behavioral health programs in the region;
(4)  Shall identify gaps in available services including, but not limited to, services listed in sections 16-2402(3) and 39-3131, Idaho Code, and recommend service enhancements that address identified needs for consideration to the state behavioral health authority;
(5)  Shall assist the planning council with planning for service system improvement. The planning council shall incorporate the recommendation to the regional behavioral health boards into the annual report provided to the governor by June 30 of each year. This report shall also be provided to the legislature;
(6)  May develop, or obtain proposals for, a petition for regional services for consideration by the state behavioral health authority;
(7)  May accept the responsibility to develop and provide community family support and recovery support services in their region. The board must demonstrate readiness to accept this responsibility and shall not be held liable for services in which there is no funding to provide. The readiness criteria for accepting this responsibility shall be established by the planning council. The planning council shall also determine when a regional behavioral health board has complied with the readiness criteria. Community family support and recovery support services include, but are not limited to:
(a)  Community consultation and education;
(b)  Housing to promote and sustain the ability of individuals with behavioral health disorders to live in the community and avoid institutionalization;
(c)  Employment opportunities to promote and sustain the ability of individuals with behavioral health disorders to live in the community and avoid institutionalization;
(d)  Evidence-based prevention activities that reduce the burden associated with mental illness and substance use disorders; and
(e)  Supportive services to promote and sustain the ability of individuals with behavioral health disorders to live in the community and avoid institutionalization including, but not limited to, peer run drop-in centers, support groups, transportation and family support services;
(8)  If a regional board, after accepting the responsibility for a recovery support service, fails to successfully implement and maintain access to the service, the behavioral health authority shall, after working with the board to resolve the issue, take over responsibility for the services until the board can demonstrate its ability to regain organization and provision of the services;
(9)  Shall annually provide a report to the planning council, the regional behavioral health centers and the state behavioral health authority of its progress toward building a comprehensive community family support and recovery support system that shall include performance and outcome data as defined and in a format established by the planning council; and
(10) The regional board may establish subcommittees as it determines necessary and shall, at a minimum, establish and maintain a children’s mental health subcommittee.

History:
[(39-3135) 39-3132, added 1969, ch. 202, sec. 10, p. 589; am. 2004, ch. 354, sec. 4, p. 1060; am. 2006, ch. 277, sec. 8, p. 851; am. 2009, ch. 122, sec. 2, p. 387; am. and redesig. 2014, ch. 43, sec. 23, p. 114.]


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