Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the AFDC Article of the Public Aid Code. Provides that if
a local public aid office has reason to believe that a caretaker
relative is experiencing substance abuse, the local office shall
require that person to submit to appropriate substance abuse testing.
Provides that if the test result is positive, the local office shall
require the person to submit to appropriate treatment. If the person
refuses without good cause to submit to required testing or treatment
and if there is no family member or close friend to serve as a
protective payee, requires the local office to provide for a
protective payment to a substitute payee.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB1080 fails to create a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)
HB1080 would require additional funds to pay for assessments
and alcohol and substance abuse treatment services.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Public Aid)
HB1080, with H-am 1, will have no fiscal impact on DPA.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that in areas of the State where clinically appropriate
substance abuse treatment capacity is available, if the local office
has reason to believe that a caretaker relative is experiencing
substance abuse, the local office shall refer the caretaker relative
to a licensed treatment provider for assessment. If the assessment
indicates that the caretaker relative is experiencing substance abuse,
the local office shall require the caretaker relative to comply with
all treatment recommended by the assessment. If the caretaker
relative refuses to submit to the assessment or treatment without good
cause, the caretaker relative shall be ineligible for assistance.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0249
Last action date: 97-07-29
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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