State LBFC Releases Community Mental Health Services Study

House Resolution 515 of 2019 directed the Legislative, Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) of the state legislature to conduct a broad-based study of Pennsylvania’s county administered, community-based mental health (MH) services. The resolution required LBFC to collect and present information on ten comprehensive and complex data points. In response to HR 515, LBFC modified the objectives and scope and focused on creating observational summaries of data that was collected from various state agencies, including the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Health Care Cost Containment Council PHC4). LBFC also surveyed all county mental health administrators. Here is access to the Full ReportReport Highlights and Committee Presentation.