HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2204        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1727

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the report on substance abuse evaluations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2204        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1727

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1727) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to Department of Public Health substance abuse evaluation reports.  Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to the report on substance abuse evaluations.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 51 ½ of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by striking subsection (i) in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:

(i) The department of public health shall annually collect, in a manner to be determined by the department, the frequency and location of substance abuse evaluations ordered pursuant to this section. The department of public health shall include in the report the number of persons who received a substance abuse evaluation and returned to an acute care facility within the same calendar year for treatment related to an opioid overdose.  The department shall report such information to the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 1, annually.