2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Drug Court Pilot Program (language only)

Item 40 #4s

Item 40 #4s

Judicial Department
Supreme Court


Page 25, after line 6, insert:

"4. The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall identify eligible adult drug court sites for participation in a pilot program to provide substance abuse treatment utilizing non-narcotic, non-addictive, long-acting, injectable prescription drug  treatment regimens.  The Executive Secretary shall identify the state funding resources necessary to support pilot program medication, provider fees, counseling, and patient monitoring as well as any available local or regional funding resources available.  The Executive Secretary shall meet with and solicit feedback from stakeholders including requesting information on the success of comparable pilot programs in other states.  The Executive Secretary shall report the results of this review, as well as recommendations for establishment of a pilot program to other drug courts, to the Director, Department of Planning and Budget and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2016.  All drug courts in the Commonwealth shall provide all necessary information to the Office of the Executive Secretary in order to conduct this review."


(This amendment directs the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to conduct a review of the potential for pilot drug court programs using non-narcotic prescription drug treatment regimens.)