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Program Description

  Local Behavioral Health Authority

As the State mandated Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA), this program is responsible for system planning, management, and oversight of the Montgomery County behavioral health system across the lifespan (behavioral health, mental health, and substance use disorders). The LBHA manages State and Federal grants as well as County-funded programs and ensures quality of care, quality improvement, and access to behavioral health fee- for- service programs. The LBHA has the responsibility of system planning, which involves assessing and determining gaps in behavioral health treatment and rehabilitation and working closely with community service providers and partners, forensic services, and public safety. The LBHA ensures for the ongoing development of a resiliency and recovery-oriented continuum of services that provide for consumer choice and empowerment. This program manages all BHCS service area contracts.

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Program Contacts

Contact Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of grants managed and contracts monitored 92103104104104
Percentage of contracts meeting county and state timeliness requirements96%97%96%96%96%
Number of Rx drug pounds collected at drug take back events 19021,1892,3502,3502,350
1  For FY23, this measure is moved from Outpatient Behavioral Health Services-Child Program to Local Behavioral Health Authority due to transition of prevention programs into LBHA budget.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved1277947223.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.12993381.00
FY23 Recommended1407881024.50