Budget Requests Part 2: DJC and DHS
State agencies have submitted their funding requests for the next fiscal year which begins July 1. Over the next few weeks, CAA will continue to provide you with a snapshot of requests submitted by many of these agencies. Here, in our second installment, is a snapshot of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections and the Department of Health Services (DHS).
Most of the DHS budget request concerns the creation of integrated services programs for two Medicaid populations in the behavioral health system – individuals with serious mental illness and individuals who receive general mental health and substance abuse services. Since these integrated programs require moving responsibilities and funding between the Department of Health Services and AHCCCS, we will report on all Medicaid programs in a separate e-news .