Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that, based on an examination of a person admitted to a facility of the Department of Human Services, the Department shall (instead of may) provide necessary medical, education, and rehabilitation services and shall (instead of may) arrange for a further assessment and referral to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services. Provides that the assessment and referral shall be made to a provider who is able to accept the person for referral and perform a further assessment within a clinically appropriate time.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that referral (instead of assessment and referral) of persons by the Department shall be made to providers who are able to accept the persons and perform an assessment within an appropriate time. Provides, in a Section concerning examinations to determine alcoholism, drug addiction, or other substance abuse in persons admitted to facilities, that the Department is not required to maintain an individual in a facility who is otherwise eligible for discharge as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.