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Senate Bill 0088

Senate Bill 0088

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB 88 (Updated April 28, 2011 4:10 pm - DI 14)

Various health issues. Renames the commission on mental health the commission on mental health and addiction, changes qualification requirements for certain commission members, eliminates per diem for lay members of the commission, and extends the commission until June 30, 2016. Changes the allocation of federal aid used for local drug abuse and alcohol abuse programs. Redefines the services provided by community mental health centers and specifies that instead of a continuum of care, these services are to be provided. Eliminates the authority of the division of mental health and addiction (DMHA) to license respite care. Changes elements of community based residential programs. Eliminates the duty of DMHA to submit a biennial report to the governor and the legislative council on the evaluation of the continuum of care. Makes conforming changes. Requires the family and social services administration and DMHA to provide the select joint commission on Medicaid oversight and the commission on mental health and addiction with a report on access to mental health drugs before November 1, 2011. Repeals: (1) provisions providing for respite care for persons with mental illness; (2) a provision listing elements of community residential programs; (3) provisions establishing and governing the children's mental health bureau; (4) certain placement provisions for community residential facilities; and (5) definitions made obsolete by the bill.
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