02RS SB39


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SB 39 (BR 895) - C. Borders, D. Kelly

     AN ACT relating to services to individuals with mental illness, alcohol and other drug disorders, and dual diagnoses.
     Amend KRS 210.502 to add specified persons to the Kentucky Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Disorders, and Dual Diagnoses and specify terms of membership; amend KRS 210.504 to permit establishment of workgroups, clarify duties and include strategies to increase public awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse disorders and require two-year workplan for the commission, and delete the sunset clause; amend KRS 210.506 to specify participation from population groups; amend KRS 210.509 to require councils to address regional barriers, workforce issues, community based hospitalization, and housing options, report on the use of flexible funding to the commission, require recommendations each odd-numbered year, and delete the sunset clause; and amend KRS 210.040 to require cabinet to require quality assurance and improvement processes from all providers who receive public funds.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate
     Jan 10-to Health and Welfare (S)

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