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House Bill No. 6406

Public Act No. 09-10


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 17a-453d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Veterans' Affairs, shall provide behavioral health services, on a transitional basis, for the dependents and any member of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States who has been called to active service in the armed forces of this state or the United States for Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Such transitional services shall be provided when no Department of Defense coverage for such services is available or such member is not eligible for such services through the Department of Defense, until an approved application is received from the federal Department of Veterans' Affairs and coverage is available to such member and such member's dependents.

Approved May 4, 2009