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...]

Criminal justice matters

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1102 concerning criminal justice matters authored by Rep. Steuerwald and sponsored by Sen. Steele. The bill came as a recommendation from the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council to add county jails, pretrial … [Read more...]

Criminal justice matters

The Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1102 authored by Rep. Steuerwald on criminal justice matters. The bill: requires the DOC commissioner to coordinate with DMHA, and local criminal justice agencies to collaborate with each other, in creating DOC-funded … [Read more...]

Mental health issues

S.E.A. 464, P.L. 209-2015 Effective: §1-16 and §18-23 effective July 1, 2015; §17 retroactively effective January 1, 2015, §24 effective June 30, 2015 Specifies limitations for reimbursement for methadone by: (1) the state employee health plan; (2) Medicaid; (3) … [Read more...]