Current as of: 2010
(a) (1) In accordance with the State budget and the rules and regulations that the Secretary adopts, the Secretary may make grants from or agreements for the use of State and federal funds to help public agencies or nonprofit organizations establish and operate local mental health programs to provide the following:
(i) Inpatient services.
(ii) Outpatient services.
(iii) Partial care services, including day care services and night care services.
(iv) 24-hour emergency services.
(v) Aftercare services.
(vi) Consultation services.
(vii) Education services.
(viii) Other preventive or rehabilitation services or treatment.
(ix) Community residential programs for children and adolescents.
(2) Research and training that are designed to improve or extend these services are proper items of expense.
(b) (1) Services under this section shall be provided by public agencies or, under contract, by nonprofit organizations and private community-based organizations.
(2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Secretary from contracting with individual licensed mental health care providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.Prev
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