Our regulatory reform effort in Licensing is rolling along. We’ve already held rules work group meetings with representatives from behavioral health inpatient and residential facilities and are incorporating the Stakeholder comments into our next iteration of our draft rules. In November, we’ll start holding rules work group meetings with representatives from behavioral health outpatient settings. This’ll truly represent an integration effort since some facilities providing outpatient services are currently licensed under Chapter 10, while others are currently licensed under Chapter 20.
We’re continuing to look at all Articles in Chapter 10, Health Care Institutions to see how they can be incorporated to support the integration of Behavioral Health Services. This involves more work than we originally anticipated- but still do-able with a full court press by the Summer of ’13 finish line. On a side note, although it isn’t a “health care institution,” we’re holding a rules work group meeting to discuss revisions to the Domestic Violence Offender Treatment rules, which will go into Chapter 20 (the non-health-care institutions rules chapter).