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.
Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)
According to program staff, as many as 3,500 more referrals for alcoholism and substance abuse services may occur. At an average cost per treatment episode of $2,300, that would increase the cost of addiction treatment services provided by DHS by $8,050,000.