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Scope of Services

Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority will provide or make available a comprehensive array of services and supports to children and adults who have a serious and persistent mental illness or serious emotional disturbance, an intellectual/developmental disability or those who may have a substance use disorder that is co‐occurring with a mental illness and reside within the four‐county catchment area. Services will be provided in accordance with a Person‐Centered Plan and as mandated or required by the Michigan Mental Health Code, the contracts with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) and shall include the following, noting unduplicated counts of individual served when available

Children with a Serious Emotional Disturbance means the following: A diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder affecting a minor that exists or has existed during the past year for a period of time sufficient to meet diagnostic criteria specified in the most recent diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association and approved by the Department and that has resulted in functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the minor’s role or functioning in family, school or community activities. The following disorders are included only if they occur in conjunction with another diagnosable serious emotional disturbance.

  • A substance abuse disorder
  • A developmental disorder
  • “V” codes in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

Intellectual/Developmental Disability means either of the following:

  • If applied to a person older than 5 years, a severe, chronic condition that meets all of the following requirements:
    1. Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments.
    2. Is manifested before the individual is 22 years old.
    3. Is likely to continue indefinitely.
    4. Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
      • Self‐care.
      • Receptive and expressive language.
      • Learning.
      • Mobility.
      • Self‐direction.
      • Capacity for independent living.
      • Economic self‐sufficiency.
  • Reflects the person’s need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment, or other services that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.
  • If applied to a minor from birth to age 5, a substantial developmental delay or a specific congenital or acquired condition with a high probability of resulting in developmental disability as defined in subdivision (a) if services are not provided.

Adults with a serious mental illness means: A diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder affecting an adult that exists or has existed within the past year for a period of time sufficient to meet diagnostic criteria specified in the most recent diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association and approved by the Department and that has resulted in functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits one (1) or more major life activities. Serious mental illness includes dementia with delusions, dementia with depressed mood and dementia with behavioral disturbance but does not include any other dementia unless the dementia occurs in conjunction with another diagnosable serious mental illness. The following disorders also are included only if they occur in conjunction with another diagnosable serious mental illness.

  • A substance abuse disorder
  • A developmental disorder
  • “V” codes in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

To request services call: (989) 356-2161 or (800) 968-1964