House Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Mental health matters. Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division) to operate a pilot program under which mental health and addiction forensic treatment services are provided to individuals who are charged with a misdemeanor offense. Requires the division to report survey findings concerning the pilot program to the justice reinvestment advisory council. Adds an individual who is less than 18 years of age and is 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 Mental health matters. Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division) to operate a pilot program under which mental health and addiction forensic treatment services are provided to individuals who are charged with a misdemeanor offense. Requires the division to report survey findings concerning the pilot program to the justice reinvestment advisory council. Adds an individual who is less than 18 years of age and is 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. 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. Requires the secretary of family and social services to provide that 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 through administrative rules. 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