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Mental Health Integration Council

MHIC Interim Report to the Vermont Legislature January 15, 2023

Creation. There is created the Mental Health Integration Council for the purpose of helping to ensure that all sectors of the health care system actively participate in the State’s principles for mental health integration established pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 7251(4) and (8) and as envisioned in the Department of Mental Health’s 2020 report “Vision 2030: A 10-Year Plan for an Integrated and Holistic System of Care.” View the bill that that lead to the creation of the council Mental Health Integration Council Bill H960.

The Council shall address the integration of mental health in the health care system, including:

  1. identifying obstacles to the full integration of mental health into a holistic health care system and identifying means of overcoming those barriers;
  2. helping to ensure the implementation of existing law to establish full integration within each member of the Council’s area of expertise;
  3. establishing commitments from non-state entities to adopt practices and implementation tools that further integration;
  4. proposing legislation where current statute is either inadequate to achieve full integration or where it creates barriers to achieving the principles of integration; and
  5. fulfilling any other duties the Council deems necessary to achieve its objectives.

Background Information on Integration

Mental Health Integration Council Workgroups

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