Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Mental health matters. Requires the secretary of family and social services to provide that residences for residential care and supported housing for chronic addiction that receive reimbursement when used as a recovery residence to be certified and meet standards determined by the division of mental health addiction through administrative rules. Adds, subject to the approval of the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse (commission), an individual who is: (1) less than 18 years of age; and (2) a defendant whose case is either waived from juvenile court to adult court or directly filed in adult court; to the individuals who Mental health matters. Requires the secretary of family and social services to provide that residences for residential care and supported housing for chronic addiction that receive reimbursement when used as a recovery residence to be certified and meet standards determined by the division of mental health addiction through administrative rules. Adds, subject to the approval of the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse (commission), an individual who is: (1) less than 18 years of age; and (2) a defendant whose case is either waived from juvenile court to adult court or directly filed in adult court; to the individuals who may be eligible for mental health and addiction forensic treatment services. Provides that a child welfare program may be established for the purpose of providing child welfare substance abuse treatment services for families and children who have an open child welfare or delinquency case with the juvenile court. Requires that information and training concerning child welfare substance abuse treatment services be provided to certain judges, department of child services employees, and public defenders. Includes neonatal abstinence syndrome as a factor for a child to be determined a child in need of services. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on corrections and criminal code the topic of extending mental health and addiction forensic treatment services to individuals in the criminal justice system: (1) who: (A) are charged with a misdemeanor offense; or (B) have a prior misdemeanor conviction; and (2) who have been placed in or are eligible for placement in a pretrial services program, a community corrections program, a prosecuting attorney's diversion program, or jail. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services). ... View more