The Gulf Coast Center is a member of the East Texas Behavioral Health Care Networks’ Regional Planning and Network Advisory Committee (RPNAC). The RPNAC shall serve as a resource to each of ETBHN’s member centers in regards to its local provider network and contract development.
It is the policy of the RPNAC that
- public input is critical in network development
- ultimate cost benefits must be considered in each of its reviews and recommendations.
- client-care issues are an integral part of Network Development.
- consumer choice must be reflected in Network development
- best use of public money must be made in Network development.
- objectivity must be maintained in network processes, business processes, and provider monitoring activities.
The RPNAC will make reports and recommendations regarding planning, development, design, management, and evaluation of the local provider network, including but not limited to:
- Client care issues in Network development;
- Consumer choice issues in Network development;
- Ultimate cost-benefit issues in Network development; and
- Best use of public money in Network development.
The Regional Planning and Network Advisory Committee shall consist of at least 50 percent consumer and/or family members. There will be equal representation from consumers and/or family members with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities in this 50%.