VABA has been participating in regular meetings hosted by DBHDS and DMAS on the redesign of behavioral health services in Virginia.
More information will be shared on this post as it is available.
Please see this message from DMAS to BHR stakeholders on 12/21/18
As you know, the Governor has announced his budget and within that were many behavioral health initiatives that align with the overall vision for improving our behavioral health system and redesign. The Governor’s budget did not include provision for emergency regulatory authority for redesign. In a conversation with Secretary Carey, he emphasized that while this may impact the timeline of our interagency vision, it does not impact the important work.
We collectively remain committed to the long term process of improving our behavioral health system for those we all serve. Our collaboration with other state agencies (DJJ, OCS, DOE, VDH, DSS) is strengthened through the initiation of the redesign efforts. We also appreciate the level of stakeholder engagement and participation and the relationships that we formed through this process. There is much work ahead and we look forward to forging that path with you.