41-5-131. Cost containment review panel -- duties. (1) The supreme court shall establish a cost containment review panel to advise the office of court administrator in administering the cost containment pool and youth court intervention and prevention account.
(2) (a) The members of the cost containment review panel must be appointed as follows:
(i) four members appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court; and
(ii) one member who is a professional working in the field of children's mental health appointed by the director of the department of public health and human services.
(b) Each appointing authority under subsection (2)(a) shall appoint one person to serve as the alternate for a member appointed by the authority who is unable to participate in a cost containment review panel meeting.
(3) Recommendations of the cost containment review panel must be made by majority vote of the members of the cost containment review panel or their alternates.
(4) The cost containment review panel shall:
(a) recommend a formula for the annual allocation to each judicial district as provided in 41-5-130;
(b) recommend an amount to be allocated to the cost containment pool as provided in 41-5-132;
(c) review requests by judicial districts for allocations from the cost containment pool and recommend to the office of court administrator whether each request should be approved as provided in 41-5-132;
(d) approve requests by the department for reimbursement from the cost containment pool as provided in 41-5-132;
(e) provide recommendations to the department regarding placement for youth as provided in 41-5-1504;
(f) provide recommendations on the evaluation of out-of-home placements, programs, and services as provided in 41-5-2003; and
(g) review plans submitted under 41-5-2012 and recommend to the office of court administrator whether each plan should be approved.