Behavioral Health Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 25 USCS § 1603 (2) [Title 25. Indians; Chapter 18. Indian Health Care; General Provisions],

“(A) In general. The term "behavioral health" means the blending of substance (alcohol, drugs, inhalants, and tobacco) abuse and mental health disorders prevention and treatment for the purpose of providing comprehensive services.

(B) Inclusions. The term "behavioral health" includes the joint development of substance abuse and mental health treatment planning and coordinated case management using a multidisciplinary approach.”