Update on Park County Collaborative Management Program
COMMITTEE ON TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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09:12 AM -- Update on Collaborative Management Program
Susie Walton, Advisory Task Force Co-chair, discussed the issue that arose with Park County's Collaborative Management Program application. She explained the concerns about the existing rules related to Collaborative Management Program applications. Ms. Walton provided an update about the recent State Board of Human Services meeting. Ms. Walton stated that Park County is planning to submit a letter to the Department of Human Services requesting partial funding for Park County's Collaborative Management Program. Ms. Walton answered questions about the Collaborative Management Program and the services provided through the program.
Dr. Robert Werthwein, Department of Human Services, discussed the department's inability to waive rules or retroactively apply rules. He stated the department is open to supporting grant applications that Park County applies for to replace the lost funding. Ms. Walton and Mr. Werthwein answered questions regarding whether there is a need for legislation to allow for an appeals process for the Collaborative Management Program rules. Mr. Werthwein answered questions about multiple county agreements under the Collaborative Management Program.