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SB 282: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

GENERAL BILL by Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Jones ; Book

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders; Providing that the use of peer specialists is an essential element of a coordinated system of care in recovery from a substance use disorder or mental illness; revising background screening requirements for certain peer specialists; requiring the Department of Children and Families to develop a training program for peer specialists and to give preference to trainers who are certified peer specialists; authorizing the department to certify peer specialists, either directly or by approving a third-party credentialing entity, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/30/2021 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/22/2021 Senate • Filed
10/13/2021 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
11/22/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 11/30/21, 12:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
11/30/2021 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services