SB 5763-S - DIGEST

Requires the state health care authority to: (1) Oversee the coordination of resources and services through the managed health care system for children who are eligible for medical assistance and have been identified as requiring mental health treatment; and

(2) Require universal screening and provider payment for depression for certain children.

Requires the department of early learning to establish a child care consultation program linking child care providers with resources for caring for infants and young children who present behavioral concerns.

Requires educational service districts to establish a lead staff person for mental health.

Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to employ a children's mental health services coordinator.

Requires the health workforce council to collect and analyze workforce survey and administrative data for clinicians qualified to provide children's mental health services.

Requires Washington State University to offer one, and the child and adolescent psychiatry residency program at the University of Washington to offer one additional, twenty-four month residency position that is approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education to a resident specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Requires a behavioral health organization to, upon initiation or renewal of a contract with the department of social and health services, reimburse a provider for a behavioral health service provided to certain covered persons.