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2012 SESSION

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HB 249 VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.

Introduced by: Benjamin L. Cline | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.  Requires local departments of social services to screen each VIEW program participant to determine whether probable cause exists to believe the participant is engaged in the use of illegal drugs. The bill provides that when a screening indicates reasonable cause to believe a participant is using illegal drugs, the Department shall require a formal substance abuse assessment of the participant, which may include drug testing. Any person who fails or refuses to participate in a screening or assessment without good cause or who tests positive for the use of illegal drugs shall be ineligible to receive TANF payments for a period of one year. This bill was incorporated into HB 73.


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