2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watts
Allow Individuals with Brain Injury Access Services (language only)

Item 308 #13h

Item 308 #13h

Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities

Page 288, line 43, after "substance use disorders", insert:
", including individuals with acquired brain injury and co-occuring substance use disorders".
Page 289, line 13, after "developmental disabilities", insert "and acquired brain injury".
Page 289, line 39, after "serious mental illness", insert "and individuals with acquired brain injury and co-occuring serious mental health illness".

(This amendment allows individuals with acquired brain injury to access services for substance use disorders, community crisis intervention services and drop-off centers. Data indicates that individuals who suffer traumatic brain injury are at high risk of developing mental health problems. Individuals with acquired brain injury and behavioral health/psychiatric/substance use disorders have difficulty accessing the public safety net services administered through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). In some regions, these individuals are categorically denied treatment even in crisis because they have an acquired brain injury associated with their psychiatric or other symptoms.)