In 2000 the Legislature made a
one-time, $20 million appropriation for children’s behavioral health services.
Often referred to as “HB2003” monies, the funding provides behavioral health
services to children served by the Departments of Health Services, Economic
Security, Juvenile Corrections, or the Administrative Office of the Courts.
The monies are primarily used for children not eligible for Medicaid or
KidsCare. Programs that the HB2003 monies funded are consistent with
legislative requirements and with court-ordered system reforms. Monies are
also being used to provide state-wide training on system reform.