2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Martin
SJR 440-Clinical Guidelines (language only)

Item 440 #2s

Item 440 #2s

Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of

Page 323, line 44, insert:
"The Board of Juvenile Justice, in conjunction with the State Board of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, shall develop (i) minimum guidelines for including mental health screening and assessments in pre-dispositional investigations; (ii) minimum guidelines for the provision of mental health and substance abuse services including  uniform screening and assessment in local detention homes; (iii) a standard  discharge plan that includes  mental health and substance abuse services if needed; and (iv) a plan, including the necessary fiscal and staff resources for meeting the plan.  The Boards shall report their findings to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Joint Commission on Behavioral Health Care by September 30, 2002."

(This amendment is one of a series of amendments implementing recommendations of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Treatment Options for Offenders with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Disorders (SJR 440).)