MENTAL HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 258 of 1974
***** 330.1151 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE 91 DAYS AFTER ADJOURNMENT OF THE 2021 REGULAR SESSION SINE DIE: See 330.1151.amended *****
330.1151 Electronic inpatient bed registry; accessibility; guidance committee; reporting requirements; quarterly status reports; secondary use.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Psychiatric facility” means a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric unit licensed under section 134.
(b) “Registry” means the inpatient psychiatric bed registry created in subsection (2).
(2) The department shall establish and administer an electronic inpatient psychiatric bed registry. The registry shall be a web-based resource to identify available psychiatric beds in this state categorized by patient gender, acuity, age, and diagnosis. The registry must be accessible through the department’s website.
(3) The department may, by contract, delegate creating, operating, and maintaining the registry to a private entity.
(4) Psychiatric facilities and other providers determined by the department must provide the department with the number of inpatient psychiatric beds available in those facilities at the time the information is provided. The information must be provided by the psychiatric facilities and other providers on a basis as close to real time as possible. Psychiatric facilities and other providers must provide the department with this information as specified under subsection (7).
(5) The registry shall be made accessible to prepaid inpatient health plans, licensed health plans, community mental health services programs, acute care hospitals, psychiatric facilities, and employees and caregivers with other appropriate providers.
(6) The department shall create a committee to provide guidance on creating, operating, and maintaining the registry. The committee shall include representatives from the following groups:
(a) The department.
(b) The department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
(c) Psychiatric facilities.
(d) End users of the registry as described under subsection (5).
(e) Consumers, families, and advocates.
(f) Law enforcement.
(7) The department shall establish requirements for psychiatric facilities and other providers as determined by the department to report information to the department in consultation with the committee established under subsection (6).
(8) The department shall provide quarterly reports on the progress of implementing the registry beginning on the first quarter after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section. The department must provide these quarterly reports to the chairs of the house and senate committees on health policy and the chairs of the house and senate appropriations subcommittees for the department of health and human services.
(9) The department, in consultation with the committee established under subsection (6), may establish a policy for the secondary use of registry data.
History: Add. 2018, Act 658, Eff. Mar. 28, 2019