Gov. Eric Greitens issued Executive Order 17-03 on Jan. 10, requiring all state agencies to conduct a review of existing and proposed regulations. These regulations are published in the Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR).

Gov. Eric Greitens issued Executive Order 17-03 on Jan. 10, requiring all state agencies to conduct a review of existing and proposed regulations. These regulations are published in the Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR).

Greitens is committed to ensuring all state regulations are essential to the health, safety and welfare of Missourians without being overly restrictive. As part of this review, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) will be accepting public comments on its existing regulations for the next 60 days. These regulations help to ensure Missouri citizens in need of assistance for a mental disorder, developmental disability, substance use disorder or gambling problem receive necessary services in a safe and effective manner. Your comments will assist the department in carrying out its mission, as well as achieving the goals of Greitens’ Executive Order.

A link has been added to the Department’s website where you can review all regulations and provide comments. You will find the DMH Administrative Regulations link under “How do I find?” on theDMH homepage.

Comments will be accepted until Sunday, Sept. 10.

The Department will also hold two public hearings to allow interested providers, stakeholders and individuals to share comments on DMH’s administrative regulations as published in the Missouri Code of Regulations (CSR). Those hearings will be as follows:

Department of Mental Health Administrative Rules Review Public Hearings will be hosted from 1 to 3 p.m.. Thursday, Aug. 17 and Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Central Office, Conference Rooms A and B, 1706 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101

Individuals providing comments will be asked to sign-in and limit their comments to five minutes. Prepared written comments are appreciated but not required. The sessions will be recorded to accurately capture all comments. DMH staff will facilitate the sessions but will not discuss or respond to comments.

DMH will inform the public of any updates to the review process at: http://dmh.mo.gov/rulereview/ .