The Maryland Behavioral Health Advisory Council (BHAC) is working to implement Senate Bill 551, which was Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition priority legislation enacted earlier this year. It requires the development of a strategic plan for ensuring the statewide 24/7 availability of clinical crisis walk-in services and mobile crisis teams.
As an initial step in the process, the BHAC Executive Committee developed a survey to gather certain information from interested stakeholders and the public at-large. The survey will inform an environmental scan being performed by a consultant to the project. The questions have been designed to generate feedback related to the availability of clinical crisis walk-in services and mobile crisis teams and to help identify priorities that will be used to guide decision-making as we work to expand these services.