Mental health matters

H.E.A. 1006, P.L. 243 Effective: July 1, 2017 Requires the Secretary of Family and Social Services to provide that residences for residential care and supported housing for chronic addiction that receive reimbursement when used as a recovery residence to be … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard HB 1006 sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau on mental health matters. An amendment was adopted making the bill language discretionary upon approval of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse and removing the … [Read more...]

Opioid addiction

The House Public Health Committee heard SB 499, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Kirchhofer, on involuntary commitment of people with opioid addiction as a pilot program in Allen, Marion, and Wayne counties. The bill also establishes the criteria for the program. … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee heard HB 1006, sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau, on mental health matters. Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were … [Read more...]

Capital punishment and serious mental illness

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s and Sen. Ruckelhaus’ SB 155 on capital punishment and serious mental illness. This bill establishes a procedure to determine whether a defendant charged with or convicted of murder is an individual with a serious … [Read more...]

Forensic treatment services grants

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Breaux’s SB 389 allowing forensic treatment services grants to be awarded to juveniles.  Sen. Breaux explained this bill would expand the Recovery Works program to include juveniles as well as adults. The … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The House Public Health Committee heard HB 1006 concerning mental health matters authored by Rep. Kirchhofer.  Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were waived to adult court or … [Read more...]

Criminal justice matters

H.E.A. 1102, P.L. 69 Effective: July 1, 2016 Allows the department of correction (department) to make grants to county jails to provide evidence based mental health and addiction forensic treatment services from funds appropriated to the department for the … [Read more...]