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S.F. No. 2378 - Relating to Treatment for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Author: Senator Jeff Hayden
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: March 11, 2016


Section, Subdivision 1, requires the Commissioner of Human Services to design a reform of the state’s substance use disorder treatment system to ensure a full continuum of care.

Subdivision 2 lists the goals of the reform proposal.

Subdivision 3 lists the elements that the reform proposal must include, and requires the commissioner to seek all federal authority necessary to implement the proposal.  Implementation is contingent on legislative approval of the proposal.

Subdivision 4 requires the commissioner to update the Legislature by February 1, 2017, on the progress of the proposal, and make recommendations for any legislative changes or state appropriations that are necessary to implement the proposal.

Subdivision 5 requires the commissioner to consult with consumers, providers, counties, tribes, health plans, and other stakeholders in developing the proposal.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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