Statewide Community Residential Treatment Plan
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is designated as the State of Arizona’s (Arizona’s or State’s) single State Medicaid Agency and is responsible for supervising and administering all facets of the State’s public behavioral health system. AHCCCS is statutorily responsible for the development of a statewide plan for a “Community Residential Treatment System” for individuals designated as having a serious mental illness, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §36-550.01. “Community Residential Treatment System” in the context of the statute refers to a wide range of community-based programs and services that provide care alternatives to institutionalization.
AHCCCS’ Statewide Community Residential Treatment Plan (Statewide CRTP) sets forth the framework of AHCCCS’ development and management of a wide range of programs and services as alternatives to institutional care for individuals designated as having a serious mental illness.