Amendment ID: S2133-18-R2

2nd Redraft Amendment 18

Family Support Services

Ms. Candaras moves to amend the bill by inserting the following new section:-


"SECTION XX: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public health shall promulgate regulations requiring any programs that are subject to licensure or approval under chapter 111B, 111E and section 24 of chapter 90, facilities or programs required to comply with the requirements of 105 CMR 164.000, services provided by practitioners that provide opioid agonist therapy; and alcohol and drug counselors subject to licensure under chapter 111J shall be required to provide, at the time of an individual’s admission into substance abuse treatment, information on family support services. For the purposes of this section the term “family support services” shall be defined as any service that provides family or group therapies and/or social and/or educational services for adults and adolescents."