Amendment #12, as changed to S.2142

Regional Walk-In Centers

Mr. Basile of Boston move that the bill be amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:-

Chapter 17 of the General Laws is hereby further amended by inserting after section 20 the following new section:-

Section 21. Regional Walk-in Centers

Section 21. Subject to appropriation the department of public health shall promulgate regulations that govern the establishment of regional walk-in centers that provide assessment, liaison with central intake to place a person in the best treatment setting, daily open clinically run group sessions, and emergency one on one counseling. These walk-in centers shall coordinate with the Central Navigation System in Section 20 of this Chapter.