Bill Status of HB2585 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST
Rep. Mike Murphy
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Substance Use Disorder Act. Provides that no person may provide services as a certified peer recovery specialist unless he or she is certified by the Department of Human Services. Provides that an applicant for certification must: be 18 years of age or older; have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate; have a current or past mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorder; self-identify as a person who is in recovery from a mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorder as part of his or her personal recovery process; have demonstrated self-directed recovery for a minimum of 24 consecutive months; and have successfully completed any required specialized training or education. Provides that the Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement the amendatory Act.