I’ve written several times about the importance of laying the strong foundation for integration effort through our rule making process.  Three drafts in and countless hours later, the behavioral health integration rulemaking process is beginning to take shape. It was just last fall when we took the show on the road and traveled the state promoting whole health. 

For the past 7 months internal and external stakeholders have been meeting and meticulously going over each regulation to ensure a strong rule set, general applicability, integration, and a significant focus on health and safety.  We’re about half-way through the process of creating initial drafts, and there’s plenty of time for input. Current drafts are posted that pertain to Level 1 Sub-Acute, Residential, and DUI subclasses of behavioral health licensing. 

In the following months, domestic violence, adult therapeutic and outpatient will be tackled. You can provide ongoing input electronically through survey monkey at the following links:  DUI Facility Draft Rules and the  Level 1 Sub-Acute and Residential Facility Draft Rules.  Remember every piece of feedback counts! So get involved and together we can develop rules that showcase our commitment to Health and Wellness for all Arizonans.