The regional support network must be able to demonstrate that it ensures the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of community mental health services. The regional support network must:
(1) Spend funds received by the mental health division in accordance with its contract and to meet the requirements of chapters 71.05
RCW, and the State Appropriations Act;
(2) Use accounting procedures that are consistent with applicable state and federal requirements and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), with the following additional requirements:
(a) Include as assets all property, equipment, vehicles, buildings, capital reserve funds, operating reserve funds, risk reserve funds, or self-insurance funds.
(b) Interest accrued on funds stated in this section must be accounted for and kept for use by the regional support network.
(c) Property, equipment, vehicles, and buildings must be properly inventoried with a physical inventory conducted at least every two years.
(d) Proceeds from the disposal of any assets must be retained by the regional support network for purposes of subsection (1) of this section.
(3) Comply with the 1974 county maintenance of effort requirement for administration of the Involuntary Treatment Act (chapter 71.05
RCW) and 1990 county maintenance of effort requirement for community programs for adults consistent with RCW 71.24.160
, and in the case of children, no state funds shall replace local funds from any source used to finance administrative costs for involuntary commitment procedures conducted prior to January 1, 1985 (chapter 71.34
(4) Maintain accounting procedures to ensure that accrued interest and excess reserve balances are returned to the regional support network for use in the public mental health system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.05.560, 71.24.035 (5)(c),71.34.800 , 9.41.047, 43.20B.020, and 43.20B.335. 01-12-047, § 388-865-0270, filed 5/31/01, effective 7/1/01.]