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HB 2045 Recovery residences; certification by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Introduced by: Chris L. Hurst | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certification of recovery residences; regulations; civil penalties. Provides for the promulgation of regulations for the certification of recovery residences by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill defines "recovery residence" as a housing facility that provides alcohol-free and illicit-drug-free housing to individuals with substance abuse disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders that does not include clinical treatment services. The bill prohibits any person from advertising, representing, or otherwise implying to the public that a recovery residence or other housing facility is a certified recovery residence unless it is certified by the Department. The bill authorizes the Department to assess a civil penalty for violations of this prohibition.


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