Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

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1595-4510 - Substance Abuse Services Fund

Account Description FY 2016
FY 2017
House 2
1595-4510 Substance Abuse Services Fund
For an operating transfer to the Substance Abuse Services Fund established in section 2I of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided, that the funds in this item shall be expended to increase the number of clients receiving substance abuse treatment through the bureau of substance abuse services; provided further, that in meeting that requirement, the bureau shall utilize a range of treatment settings including, but not limited to: (i) detoxification services; (ii) clinical stabilization services; (iii) residential treatment services; (iv) outpatient treatment services; (v) counseling; (vi) promoting primary care practitioners' access to available, trained and certified addiction specialists for consultation or referral; and (vii) educating primary care providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, about addiction prevention and treatment and to encourage primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to screen for signs of substance abuse; provided further, that in determining the range of services to expand, the bureau shall select a range of treatment settings that prioritizes: (a) treatment methods that are evidence-based and cost effective; (b) ensuring substance abuse treatment access to historically underserved populations; and (c) availability of a continuum of services and care for clients entering substance abuse treatment at any level; and provided further, that the commissioner of public health shall report quarterly to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (1) the way funds were spent in the previous quarter, including, but not limited to, an itemized accounting of the goods and services that were procured; (2) an accounting of substance abuse services provided by the fund, broken down by month and type of service, since 2011 through the current quarter; (3) the number of clients served, by month and type of service; (4) the number of new and returning clients, by service; (5) amounts expended by type of service for each month in the prior quarter; and (6) procurement and service goals for the subsequent quarter
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