Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT)


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CSCT District Update

Friday, January 28, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 



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House Bill 671 moved CSCT funding responsibilities from the Department of Public Health & Human Services to the OPI 

HB 671

  To schedule further assistance, 

contact Tristen Belnap:

Important MOU Update

School districts should return the signed MOU to the OPI, no later than February 11, 2022, in order to be paid for claims. 

Download CSCT MOU

  • February 11, 2022, is the first payment to districts since the districts have been required to pay the state match for CMS match funding.
  • Districts are encouraged to get the revised MOU approved by their trustees in order, to get a 2/3 match for the mental health services the district is offering to some of their students through the CSCT program. Please see the resources that reference Medicaid below.

For more information, please contact Deputy Sharyl Allen, 406-444-5658.



Past CSCT Meeting Information

December 29, 2021 - Working Group

Agenda • Recording


December 16, 2021 - Clerks



December 16, 2021 - Superintendents



November 22, 2021

Agenda Recording 


November 8, 2021

Agenda Recording 


October 25, 2021

Agenda Recording 


October 4, 2021

AgendaRecording • Minutes


August 26, 2021 



August 16, 2021 



August 10, 2021 



July 12, 2021 



June 28, 2021 



June 21, 2021 


Administrative Rule & Other Resources

In the Fall of 2017, the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) contracted with Loveland Consulting to conduct an evaluation of current Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) programs in Montana and develop recommendation and guidance to align CSCT programs with best and evidence-based practices.  This report titled Evaluating Comprehensive School and Community Treatment also provides recommendations for CSCT partners to operate effectively within the existing CSCT regulatory and billing framework.

The OPI continues to partner with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)  Children's Mental Health Bureau (CMHB), whom oversees the CSCT program.  


Administrative Rule of Montana (with regards to CSCT):

  • ARM 37.87.1801 speaks to referrals and waiting lists.
  • ARM 37.87.1802 speaks to contract requirements.
  • ARM 37.87.1803 speaks to reimbursable/non-reimbursable activities, insurance billing, IEP, etc.
  • ARM 37.106.1955 speaks to admit/discharge criteria and contract requirement.
  • ARM 37.106.1956 speaks to services and staffing. 
  • ARM 37.106.1960 speaks to personnel training. 
  • ARM 37.106.1961 speaks to record keeping requirements.
  • ARM 37.106.1965 speaks to Special Education.

***Please note: The information provided is not official policy interpretation of Administrative Rule as defined in ARM 37.85.412.***

Search all rules by going to the Secretary of the State Administrative Rule's page.