Concerning the addition of services for long-term placement of mental health patients in community hospitals that voluntarily contract to provide the services (Schmick, Cody, Jinkins)

Requires the department of social and health services and the entities identified in sections 2 and 3 of this act to: (1) Work with willing community hospitals to assess their capacity to become certified to provide long-term mental health placements and to meet the requirements of the community mental health services act; and (2) Enter into contracts and payment arrangements with the hospitals choosing to provide long-term mental health placements.

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