UNIFORM CMH SERVICES CREDENTIALING PROGRAM                              H.B. 5178 (S-2):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                     REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










House Bill 5178 (Substitute S-2 as reported)

Sponsor:  Representative Hank Vaupel

House Committee:  Health Policy

                             Ways and Means

Senate Committee:  Health Policy and Human Services




The bill would amend the Mental Health Code to do the following:


 --    Require the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish, maintain, and revise, as necessary, a uniform community mental health services credentialing program for State department or agency use, and require the credentialing program to meet specified requirements.

 --    Require the DHHS's credentialing and recredentialing process to comply with national standards. 

 --    Require the DHHS to submit to the Legislature, within six months after the bill's effective date, a report that described its activities under the bill, including the establishment of and any revisions to the credentialing program.

 --    Require a State department or agency that provided community mental health services to Michigan residents to comply with the credentialing program and to use the provider information profile maintained by the DHHS.

 --    Specify that the bill would not apply to health plans under contract in the State to provide services under Medicaid or health plans or insurers regulated by the Insurance Code.

 --    Require the credentialing and recredentialing process to be conducted and documented for certain health professionals.


MCL 330.1206b                                                     Legislative Analyst:  Stephen Jackson




The requirement to establish a credentialing process in the bill would lead to minor administrative costs for the State and for Local Community Mental Health Services Programs. 


Date Completed:  9-30-20                                                Fiscal Analyst:  Steve Angelotti





This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.