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HB 1157 Substance-exposed infants; plan for services, report.

Introduced by: Todd E. Pillion | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Substance-exposed infants; plan for services; report. Provides that the Department of Health (the Department) shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth. Such plan shall (i) support a trauma-informed approach to identification and treatment of substance-exposed infants and their caregivers and (ii) include (a) options for improving screening and identification of substance-using pregnant women, (b) use of multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and service delivery during the prenatal period and following the birth of the substance-exposed child, and (c) referral among providers serving substance-exposed infants and their families and caregivers. The bill requires the Department to report annually to the General Assembly regarding implementation of the plan. This bill is identical to SB 389.


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