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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 18 : Health

Chapter 174 : Mental Health System of Care

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 7254)
  • § 7254. Integration of the treatment for mental health, substance abuse, and physical health

    (a) The Director of Health Care Reform and the Commissioners of Mental Health, of Health, and of Vermont Health Access and the Green Mountain Care Board or designees shall ensure that the redesign of the mental health delivery system established in this chapter is an integral component of the health care reform efforts coordinated pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 3027. Specifically, the Director, Commissioners, and Board shall confer on planning efforts necessary to ensure that the following initiatives are coordinated and advanced:

    (1) any health information technology projects;

    (2) the integration of health insurance benefits in the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange to the extent feasible under federal law;

    (3) the integration of coverage under Green Mountain Care;

    (4) the Blueprint for Health;

    (5) the reformation of payment systems for health services to the extent allowable under federal law or under federal waivers; and

    (6) other initiatives as necessary.

    (b) The Department of Financial Regulation shall ensure that private payers are educated about their obligation to reimburse providers for less restrictive and less expensive alternatives to hospitalization. (Added 2011, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 1a, eff. April 4, 2012; amended 2011, No. 78 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 2, 2012; 2017, No. 85, § F.8, eff. June 28, 2017.)