Section 394.9083, Florida Statutes 2004
394.9083 Behavioral Health Services Integration Workgroup.--
(1) The Secretary of Children and Family Services shall establish the Behavioral Health Services Integration Workgroup, which, at a minimum, shall include representatives from the following: the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Education; the Office of Drug Control Policy; the Agency for Health Care Administration; and county jails, homeless coalitions, county government, providers of behavioral health services, public and private Baker Act receiving facilities, providers of child protection services, assisted living facilities serving behavioral health clients, and consumers of behavioral health services and their families. The Behavioral Health Services Integration Workgroup shall assess barriers to the effective and efficient integration of mental health and substance abuse treatment services across various systems, propose solutions to these barriers, and ensure that plans for mental health and substance abuse treatment services which are required by statute consider these solutions. Under chapter 216, the Department of Children and Family Services may transfer up to $200,000 to support the Behavioral Health Services Integration Workgroup.
(2) The Behavioral Health Services Integration Workgroup shall submit a report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by January 1, 2002, regarding the Workgroup's progress toward achieving the goals specified in subsection (1).
History.--s. 10, ch. 2001-191.