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1 - <p>The IDVR and H&amp;W-Behavioral Health update this agreement annually for the purpose of better serving Idahoans experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. A team approach will be used to ensure that the Idahoans served by this agreement will benefit as to remaining de-institutionalized and successfully integrated into their respective communities from a psychological, psychosocial, and employment perspective. Those customers who have a severe and persistent mental illness deemed not eligible for this program will be referred to the general IDVR counselor. Those customers who have a severe and persistent mental illness deemed ineligible for IDVR services will be referred to other appropriate resources for assistance. A designated VR counselor and staff member are assigned to an H&amp;W Behavioral Health Region to better serve customers. The Department of Health and Welfare provides certifiable non-federal monies for IDVR services per explained in the interagency cooperative agreement.</p> 1 + <p>The IDVR and Health and Welfare (H&amp;W) Behavioral Health no longer have a formal agreement.&nbsp; Due to the States shift in the delivery of behavioral health services to a community model, IDVR is no longer has designated staff to work directly with H&amp;W Behavioral Health.&nbsp; There is IDVR representation on the State Planning Council on Behavioral Health.&nbsp; The purpose of this Council is to “serve as an advocate for adults with serious mental issues, children with severe emotional disturbances, and others with mental health or substance use needs. Expand, improve, notify or transform Behavioral Health service delivery system for individuals with severe mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and substance use disorders to ensure access to treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation services, including those services that go beyond the traditional behavioral health system.&nbsp; Advise the State Behavioral Health Authority on problems, policies and programs and provide guidance to the State Behavioral Authority in the development and implementation of the State Behavioral Health Systems Plan.&nbsp; Monitor, review, and evaluate the allocation and adequacy of behavioral health services throughout the state not less than once a year.&nbsp; Serve as a vehicle for intra- and inter-agency policy and program development.&nbsp; Present to the Governor and legislature by June 30 of each year a report on the Council's challenges and achievements and impact on the quality of life that Behavioral Health services had on Idaho citizens.&nbsp; The Council will incorporate recommendations for service system improvements submitted by the regional behavioral health boards.&nbsp; Regionally, the IDVR connects with Mental Health and Drug Courts where available.&nbsp; Referrals come to the IDVR regional and sub offices through community behavioral health organizations.</p>
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