TITLE XII
PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 167
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO BLIND, AGED, OR DISABLED PERSONS, AND TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN

Section 167:3-l

    167:3-l Home and Community-Based Behavioral Health Services for Children. –
I. The department shall establish a Medicaid home and community-based behavioral health services program for children with severe emotional disturbances whose service needs cannot be met through traditional behavioral health services. The department may establish such services through a state plan amendment as provided in Section 1915(i) of the Social Security Act or a waiver under other provisions of the Act, as needed. If the department proceeds with a waiver, it shall not limit the geographic availability of services.
II. Such services shall include the following services or their functional equivalent:
(a) Wraparound care coordination.
(b) Wraparound participation.
(c) In-home respite care.
(d) Out-of-home respite care.
(e) Customizable goods and services.
(f) Family peer support.
(g) Youth peer support.
III. Mobile crisis response and stabilization services for children under 21 shall be provided and delivered using system of care values and principles in compliance with RSA 135-F.
(a) The department shall contract with one or more third-party entities to ensure that all children in the state under 21 years of age have access to mobile crisis response and stabilization services, that such services are available with a response time of no more than one hour, and that such services are available in every part of the state.
(b) The department shall ensure the development of a performance measurement system for monitoring quality and access to mobile crisis response and stabilization services.
(c) All providers of mobile crisis response and stabilization services shall coordinate with the child's wraparound care coordinator, primary care physician, and any other care management program or other behavioral health providers providing services to the youth throughout the delivery of the service.
(d) Development and procurement of the mobile crises and stabilization services required under this section shall begin on the effective date of this section; implementation shall occur upon completion of the procurement process and approval by the governor and council.

Source. 2017, 156:202, eff. Jan. 1, 2018. 2019, 44:5, eff. June 3, 2019; 346:333, eff. July 1, 2019.