Section 360-11.1 Policy. This Subpart implements subdivision 21 of section 364-j of the Social Services Law (SSL), as amended by Chapter 165 of the Laws of 1991. Chapter 165 requires the establishment of managed care programs (MCPs) by social services districts and subdivision 21 of section 364-j of the SSL authorizes social services districts to provide special care to persons eligible for or receiving medical assistance (MA) who are participating in MCPs. Special care refers to the treatment of mental illness, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, alcohol abuse and substance abuse and is not required to be included in an MCP. This Subpart facilitates participation in managed care by persons requiring special care while supporting effective treatment relationships and access to special care.

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