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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. § 7255)
  • § 7255. System of care

    The Commissioner of Mental Health shall coordinate a geographically diverse system and continuum of mental health care throughout the State that shall include at least the following:

    (1) comprehensive and coordinated community services, including prevention, to serve children, families, and adults at all stages of mental condition or psychiatric disability;

    (2) peer services, which may include:

    (A) a warm line;

    (B) peer-provided transportation services;

    (C) peer-supported crisis services; and

    (D) peer-supported hospital diversion services;

    (3) alternative treatment options for individuals seeking to avoid or reduce reliance on medications;

    (4) recovery-oriented housing programs;

    (5) intensive residential recovery facilities;

    (6) appropriate and adequate psychiatric inpatient capacity for voluntary patients;

    (7) appropriate and adequate psychiatric inpatient capacity for involuntary inpatient treatment services, including persons receiving treatment through court order from a civil or criminal court; and

    (8) a secure residential recovery facility. (Added 2011, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 1a, eff. April 4, 2012; amended 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 101.)