The Pennsylvania Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) consists of three committees: Children’s Advisory Committee, Adult Advisory Committee and Older Adult Advisory Committee. These committees come together to form the MHPC whose purpose is to advise on a broad behavioral mandate to include, but not be limited to, mental health, substance abuse, behavioral health disorders and cross-system disability.
OMHSAS Advisory Committees include individual representatives of youth, adult and older adult individuals who have been served by the behavioral health system, family members of such youth and adults, providers, advocates, professionals, their respective organizations as well as governmental organizations. At least 51% of the members are current or former behavioral health consumers and family members. Members are appointed by the Deputy Secretary of OMHSAS.
The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has begun the process of reviewing and updating the regulations (state requirements) for the inpatient level of care. This includes services provided in private psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric units in a general hospital, residential treatment facilities for adults (RTF-As), psychiatric residential treatment facilities for youth under 21 (PRTFs) and extended acute care (EACs) settings.
We want to hear from you as we move forward with this very important work. The flier below has links to surveys for the following groups: nursing staff, clinical staff, direct care staff and individuals who have, or are, receiving inpatient services and families who have experience with their family member receiving inpatient services.
Please click on the link in the flier to complete the survey that is appropriate for you: