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Program Description

  Behavioral Health Planning & Management

As the State mandated local mental health authority, this program is responsible for planning, management, and monitoring of Public Behavioral Health Services for children with serious, social, emotional and behavioral health challenges, adults with a serious and persistent mental illness, and seniors living with behavioral health needs. The functions include developing and managing a full range of treatment and rehabilitation services including services for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, homeless persons, and persons who have been incarcerated and/or are on conditional release. Services include the ongoing development of a resiliency and recovery oriented continuum of services that provide for consumer choice and empowerment. This program now manages all service area contracts.

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Program Contacts

Contact Raymond L. Crowel of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1058 or Erika Lopez-Finn of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percent of children served by the continuum of behavioral health services that demonstrate higher degree of social connectedness and emotional wellness as demonstrated by positive outcomes in housing, quality of life, legal encounter, and employment/education9493969696
Percent of adults served by the continuum of behavioral health services that demonstrate higher degree of social connectedness and emotional wellness as demonstrated by positive outcomes in housing, quality of life, legal encounter, and employment/education 17778777777
1  Consistent with prior years, Maryland Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS) OMS data has not been released. We anticipate the release sometime in the fall of the calendar year.
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Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved926195918.50
Decrease Cost: Adjust Residential Rehabilitation General Fund Supplement-1111720.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-1711042.00
FY19 Approved897968320.50