Region V Systems is responsible for the development and coordination of publicly funded behavioral health services within its service area. Region V Systems:
- Performs comprehensive planning activities;
- Integrates and coordinates the delivery of services;
- Prepares and administers budgets;
- Monitors the system’s performance; and
- Takes corrective action when necessary.
Through these responsibilities, Region V Systems contributes to accomplishing the purpose of the goals of LB 1083, which are to ensure:
- The public safety and health of consumers;
- Consumer access to services;
- Availability of high-quality behavioral health services; and
- Cost-effective behavioral health services.
Region V’s Fiscal Management Department provides financial management that ensures the effective use of financial resources, transparency, and accountability.
Federal, state, and county funds are allocated to providers and other contractual entities. Staff conduct contract performance reviews and fiscal audits to confirm compliance with financial requirements of each Region V Systems’ contracts.
Region V is located in southeast Nebraska and covers approximately 9,308 square miles. According to US Census 2008 population estimates, the region has a population of 436,512, constituting approximately 24 percent of the state’s population.
Per Nebraska state statute, each Region is governed by a Regional Governing Board (RGB), which is comprised of an appointed county commissioner from each of the counties it serves. To learn more about the RGB, please click here.
Nebraska Behavioral Health Regions
Region V Systems is one of six Behavioral Health Regions in Nebraska. Each Region is unique, yet all play an important role in the provision of behavioral health services across Nebraska. The Regional system provides an avenue of local participation and local autonomy in the development and delivery of needed services.
The Regions were created by Nebraska’s Legislature in 1974 when Nebraska organized a statewide regional system (six regions) to coordinate and oversee the delivery of a full range of behavioral health services to youth and adults. The regions are local units of government that
the state partners with to do planning and service implementation. The regions purchase services from providers in their area. If necessary, services are purchased from other service providers across the state.
The map below shows Nebraska Behavioral Health Regions.