Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-391

EHS 391

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Commission

Messrs. Cyr, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0950-0030, by striking out the words:- “; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a contract with the University of Massachusetts medical school to conduct a study on opioid use in the commonwealth specifically related to the impact opioid use has had, and may continue to have, on grandparents and other relatives raising related children; and provided further, that the study shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of individuals in the commonwealth raising children of relatives; (ii) the number of individuals in the commonwealth raising grandchildren because 1 or both parents are addicted to an opioid drug; (iii) resources available to provide services to both the grandparent or other relative and to the children; and (iv) whether such services are coordinated in a manner that is beneficial to the grandparents and other relatives”