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HB19-1009

Substance Use Disorders Recovery

Concerning supports for persons recovering from substance use disorders, and, in connection therewith, expanding a program in the department of local affairs that provides vouchers for housing assistance to certain individuals, creating standards for recovery residences for purposes of referrals and title protection, creating the opioid crisis recovery funds advisory committee, creating the recovery residence certification grant program, and making an appropriation.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee. The bill:

  • Expands the housing voucher program currently within the department of local affairs to include individuals with a substance use disorder and appropriates $1 million each of the next 5 fiscal years to support the program ( section 1 );
  • Creates standards for recovery residences for purposes of referrals and title protection and prohibits a facility from using the terms "recovery residence", "sober living facility", or "sober home" unless the facility meets specified conditions ( section 2 );
  • Creates the opioid crisis recovery funds advisory committee to advise and collaborate with the department of law on uses of any custodial funds the state receives as settlement or damage awards resulting from opioid-related litigation ( section 3 ); and
  • Creates the recovery residence certification grant program ( section 4 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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