- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 30. Mental Health
- Section 46. Budget Recommendations; Reports.
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AS 47.30.046. Budget Recommendations; Reports.
- (a) The board shall annually, not later than September 15, submit to the governor and the Legislative Budget and Audit
Committee a budget for the next fiscal year and a proposed plan of implementation based on the integrated comprehensive
mental health program plan prepared under AS 47.30.660
(a)(1). The budget must include the authority's determination of the amount
- (1) recommended for expenditure from the general fund during the next fiscal year to meet the operating and capital
expenses of the integrated comprehensive mental health program;
- (2) in the mental health trust settlement income account, if any, that is not reasonably necessary to meet the projected
operating and capital expenses of the integrated comprehensive mental health program that may be transferred into the
general fund; and
- (3) of the expenditures the authority intends to make under AS 37.14.041 and 37.14.045, including the specific purposes and amounts of
any grants or contracts as part of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program.
- (b) When the authority submits its proposed budget under (a) of this section, the authority shall also provide a report to
the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, the governor, the Office of Management and Budget, the commissioner of
health and social services, and all entities providing services with money in the mental health trust settlement income
account, and shall make it available to the public. The report must describe at least the following:
- (1) the assets, earnings, and expenditures of the trust as of the end of the preceding fiscal year;
- (2) comparisons of the trust's assets, earnings, and expenditures with the prior five fiscal years;
- (3) projections of the trust's assets, earnings, and expenditures for the next five fiscal years;
- (4) the authority's budget recommendations submitted under (a) of this section, and its reasons for making those
- (5) the authority's guidelines for the establishment of services; the provision of services shall be based on the
principle that services paid for from the trust are provided to recipients as close to the recipient's home and family
as practical with due consideration of demographics, mental health service requirements, use of mental health services,
economic feasibility, and capital expenditures required for provision of minimum levels of service;
- (6) forecasts of the number of persons needing services;
- (7) projections of the resources required to provide the necessary services and facilities; and
- (8) reviews of the status of the integrated comprehensive mental health program, including evaluation of program goals,
objectives, targets and timelines, and overall effectiveness.
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