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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (2004) has identified the following models for integrating health and mental health services for individuals with serious mental illness: (1) embedding of health care providers within mental health programs, (2) full-service health and mental health delivery programs housed in the same agency, and (3) collaboration between independent health and mental health providers.
Co-location of mental health and physical health services is a best practice to improve the health status of persons with psychiatric disabilities (Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 2004a; Corrigan et al., 2008; Parks et al., 2006; Horvitz-Lennon et al., 2006) and there are several versions of this model.
In March 2006, litigation was filed by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Disability Advocates, and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, among others, claiming that New York State officials violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by transferring mentally ill patients from state psychiatric hospitals into locked nursing home units.
The coalition's steering committee members are from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the National Mental Health Association, and NAMI.
These evil assumptions are prominently featured in Relinquishing Custody: The Tragic Result of Failure to Meet Children's Mental Health Needs, published by the New York-based Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in 2000.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law reports that there has been renewed interest in IOC legislation with Massachusetts, Maryland and Connecticut considering but not legislating outpatient commitment while Pennsylvania and Iowa rejected expansion of the use of outpatient commitment in their legislation.
In 2002, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law investigated the impact of expanding child mental health services in Medicaid on the actual availability of services to children.
The report was produced by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C.
Among the more prominent CMHS recipients of funds are the National Mental Health Association (NMHA) and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. In 1998, NMHA received a three-year grant for $820,000 entitled "Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center." The purpose of the center was to create "coalitions of community care" to "build bridges--create respect, trust and working relationships--between consumer supporters, consumers and professionals."
Chris Koyanagi, policy director for Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C., says it is "quite common." But there are no good numbers "because there is nobody in the bureaucracy asking, `Why did this child come in?' No one says, `Is it the parent seeking services?' There's no way to know other than talking to the families." And many parents who have their children arrested may be too ashamed to admit they have done so.
However, it was also a "huge opening for nothing to occur," said Chris Koyanagi, policy director at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. In other words, insurers could still circumvent the parity law by simply dropping coverage for mental health.