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Calvert County Local Behavioral Health Authority

The Calvert County Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) is a division of Calvert County Health Department. The LBHA is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public behavioral health services at the local level. The agency exists under the authority of the Behavioral Health Administration and is an agent of the county government, which approves the LBHA's organizational structure. The LBHA assures that a comprehensive range of services are available, accessible and affordable, including: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, case management, rehabilitation, community support, therapeutic foster care, supervised housing, emergency services and crisis intervention.

Mission- To ensure all Calvert County Residents have access to quality Behavioral Health Services.

Vision- To cultivate a comprehensive system of Behavioral Health care in Calvert County, which provides individualized services to promote wellness, empowerment and recovery across the lifespan of our residents.

Values

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Synergistic
  • Inclusive
  • Transparent
  • Results Based

Resource Directory:

The LBHA is available to help connect you to the appropriate resources. Please see the links below for a list of resources for all of your behavioral health needs:

Calvert County Adult Behavioral Health Resources

Calvert County Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Resources

Child & Adolescent Supportive Services Pamphlet

Our Calvert

Hope4Calvert

2-1-1 Maryland

Financial Resources for Individuals in Calvert County

MOUD works for me

New Opportunities for Providers

The LBHA has FREE COVID supplies for behavioral health providers. These supplies include masks, gloves (various sizes), COVID tests, sanitizing spray, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer. Click here to fill out an order form. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Bailey at mdh-dl-calchd-coreservicescchd@maryland.gov.

Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT)

On December 29, 2022, Congress passed the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) and Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Acts to:

  1. expand access to buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, and
  2. normalize and enhance substance use care across healthcare settings. 

These new mandates will help to expand the use of buprenorphine in different settings. It is no longer required to obtain a Data Waiver in order to prescribe MOUD. Now, any medical provider with a DEA License is permitted to prescribe MOUD. The Maryland Addiction Consultation website has been updated with a page dedicated to the Mate/Mat Acts: https://www.marylandmacs.org/MAT--MATE-Acts/

Funding Opportunities: None currently available

Critical Incident Reporting

Critical Incident reporting is a program requirement outlined in COMAR 10.63.01 and is an important step in improving the quality of behavioral healthcare in Calvert County, making it safer and more effective. All licensed behavioral health programs shall report all critical incidents to the Department, or its designee, within 5 calendar days following the program receiving knowledge of the incident, on the form required by the Department. The Calvert County LBHA also requires all grant funded programs to submit critical incident reports following the 10.63 guidelines as part of the contracted services.

A "critical incident" means any of the following:

(a) Death of a program participant;

(b) Life threatening injury to a program participant;

(c) Non-consensual sexual activity, as prohibited in COMAR 10.01.18;

(d) Any sexual activity between a staff member and a program participant;

(e) Unexpected evacuation of a building under circumstances that threaten the life, health or safety of participants;

(f) Diversion of medication from the stock of a program providing opioid treatment services; or

(g) Any injury related to an opioid medication dispensed by a program providing opioid treatment services.

To report an incident please use BHA’s required FORM. Residential Treatment Settings, Residential Crisis Services, Group Homes, and Residential Rehabilitation Programs must also submit a Death Reporting Form when a death occurs within their program.

Upcoming Events:

February 14 2024- Calvert County Local Behavioral Health Advisory Council from 12pm-2pm
Join with Google Meet
‪(US) +1 609-337-2333 PIN: ‪520 705 801#

March 7 2024- Dinner for Docs from 6pm-8:30pm at Bulrushes Cafe
For medical providers on “how to prescribe MOUD”

March 21 2024- Provider Meeting from 10am-11am
Join with Google Meet
‪(US) +1 530-637-0103 PIN: ‪699 826 499#

Presentations:

Presentation sign up for various topics on Behavioral Health

Publications:

Online Children & Adolescents Resource Guide

Local Behavioral Health Authority Annual Plan

Financial Plan for FY2022

Grievance/Appeals:

A consumer of the public behavioral health system may file a grievance with the Calvert County LBHA concerning any issue regarding treatment. The consumer may also file an appeal to the LBHA concerning denial of treatment.

Office Staff:

Andrea McDonald-Fingland, LCSW-C Director
Kristy Kidwell, Office Supervisor
Danielle Reumont, Grants Specialist
Katie Dorsey, Lead Behavioral Health Coordinator
Sarah Bailey, Child and Adolescent Coordinator
Kimberly Suarez, Residential Coordinator
Adrienne Ellison, PATH Coordinator
MOUD Coordinator, Vacant
PATH Peer, Vacant
Lead Coordinator, Vacant

Contact Information:
443-295-8584 (Local)
443-968-8979 (Fax)
E-Mail: mdh-dl-calchd-coreservicescchd@maryland.gov

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