2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Department of Corrections (language only)

Item 410 #1h

Item 410 #1h

Public Safety
Corrections, Central Activities, Department of

Page 316, after line 57, insert:
"H.  Any new mental health or substance abuse treatment program or initiative for adult offenders developed and implemented by the department shall be evaluated at least annually to ensure that program goals and objectives are being met.  The department shall report the results of the evaluations to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees and the Joint Commission on Health Care."

(This amendment requires an evaluation and reporting component to any new mental health or substance abuse programs implemented by the Department of Corrections.)