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EXPLANATION: Allow funds appropriated to be used to hire a Mental Health Care Facilitator /Coordinator to assist National Guard service members and their families.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 99, OFFICE
OF ADJUTANT GENERAL, page 462, after line 4, by adding an
appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (ADJ: Mental Health Care Facilitator/Coordinator) The funds appropriated and or authorized to the Office of the Adjutant General may be utilized to hire a Mental Health Care Facilitator/Coordinator who shall act as a liaison to provide mental health care coordination for mental health services to all members of the South Carolina National Guard and their families. The responsibilities of the position shall include, but are not limited to, focusing on individuals without health insurance or without adequate health insurance; assisting with utilization of state provided, underutilized mental health beds, with further utilization of available bed space at no cost/low cost facilities across the state; facilitating Memorandum of Understanding with mental health facilities across the state to provide no cost/low cost assistance to National Guard Service Members and their families; assisting in coordinating Yellow Ribbon and Beyond events; coordinating treatment for Service Members for conditions that may or may not result in their being medically non deployable; and participating in staff meetings to discuss care of Service Members. The individual hired must be knowledgeable of state and federal privacy laws. a previous background in Social Work is preferred as well as experience in care coordination. A national security background check must be performed on the individual prior to a job offer being tendered./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.