245.493 LOCAL CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE.
Subdivision 1. Requirements to qualify as a local children's mental health collaborative.
In order to qualify as a local children's mental health collaborative and be eligible to receive
start-up funds, the representatives of the local system of care, including entities provided under
245.4875, subdivision 6
, and nongovernmental entities such as parents of children
in the target population; parent and consumer organizations; community, civic, and religious
organizations; private and nonprofit mental and physical health care providers; culturally specific
organizations; local foundations; and businesses, or at a minimum one county, one school district
or special education cooperative, one mental health entity, and, by July 1, 1998, one juvenile
justice or corrections entity, must agree to the following:
(1) to establish a local children's mental health collaborative and develop an integrated
(2) to commit resources to providing services through the local children's mental health
(3) develop a plan to contribute funds to the children's mental health collaborative.
Subd. 1a. Duties of certain coordinating bodies.
(a) By mutual agreement of the
collaborative and a coordinating body listed in this subdivision, a children's mental health
collaborative or a collaborative established by the merger of a children's mental health
collaborative and a family services collaborative under section
, may assume the duties of
a community transition interagency committee established under section
; an interagency
early intervention committee established under section
; a local advisory council
established under section
245.4875, subdivision 5
; or a local coordinating council established
245.4875, subdivision 6
(b) Two or more family services collaboratives or children's mental health collaboratives
may consolidate decision making, pool resources, and collectively act on behalf of the individual
collaboratives, based on a written agreement among the participating collaboratives.
Subd. 2. General duties of the local children's mental health collaboratives.
children's mental health collaborative must:
(1) notify the commissioner of human services within ten days of formation by signing a
collaborative agreement and providing the commissioner with a copy of the signed agreement;
(2) identify a service delivery area and an operational target population within that
service delivery area. The operational target population must be economically and culturally
representative of children in the service delivery area to be served by the local children's mental
health collaborative. The size of the operational target population must also be economically
viable for the service delivery area;
(3) seek to maximize federal revenues available to serve children in the target population
by designating local expenditures for services for these children and their families that can be
matched with federal dollars;
(4) in consultation with the local children's advisory council and the local coordinating
council, if it is not the local children's mental health collaborative, design, develop, and ensure
implementation of an integrated service system that meets the requirements for state and federal
reimbursement and develop interagency agreements necessary to implement the system;
(5) expand membership to include representatives of other services in the local system of
care including prepaid health plans under contract with the commissioner of human services to
serve the needs of children in the target population and their families;
(6) create or designate a management structure for fiscal and clinical responsibility and
(7) spend funds generated by the local children's mental health collaborative as required in
(8) explore methods and recommend changes needed at the state level to reduce duplication
and promote coordination of services including the use of uniform forms for reporting, billing,
and planning of services;
(9) submit its integrated service system design to the Children's Cabinet for approval within
one year of notifying the commissioner of human services of its formation;
(10) provide an annual report that includes the elements listed in section
, and the collaborative's planned timeline to expand its operational target population to the
Children's Cabinet; and
(11) expand its operational target population.
Each local children's mental health collaborative may contract with the commissioner of
human services to become a medical assistance provider of mental health services according
Subd. 3. Information sharing.
(a) The members of a local children's mental health
collaborative may share data on individuals being served by the collaborative or its members if
the individual, as defined in section
13.02, subdivision 8
, gives written informed consent and the
information sharing is necessary in order for the collaborative to carry out duties under subdivision
2. Data on individuals shared under this subdivision retain the original classification as defined
, as to each member of the collaborative with whom the data is shared.
(b) If a federal law or regulation impedes information sharing that is necessary in order for a
collaborative to carry out duties under subdivision 2, the appropriate state agencies shall attempt
to get a waiver or exemption from the applicable law or regulation.
History: 1Sp1993 c 1 art 7 s 13; 1994 c 618 art 1 s 27; 1995 c 207 art 8 s 17; art 11 s
11; 1997 c 203 art 5 s 2,3; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s 40; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 4
s 3; art 11 s 11