PA 18-39—SB 170

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING STREAMLINING REPORTS

SUMMARY: This act eliminates the requirement that the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) annually report to the Public Health Committee on substance abuse treatment program availability for pregnant women. Instead, the act requires DMHAS to include this same information, which includes statistical and demographic data on pregnant women and women with children in treatment and on waiting lists, as part of its triennial state substance abuse plan.

The act also makes a technical change, correcting an inaccurate statutory reference.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018