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  • NJ A2056
  • Requires posting of information about availability of services from substance abuse treatment facilities on county and DHS websites.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires each licensed residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in the State to provide the county health department of the county in which the facility is located with certain information about the availability of services at the facility, on an estimated average basis. Under the provisions of the bill, the county health department is to display and maintain the information on its Internet website, and share the information with the Department of Human Services (DHS), which would also display and maintain the information on its website, arranged by county. The displayed information would provide: the total capacity of a licensed residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment facility to provide inpatient or outpatient services; the number of expected openings available, on an estimated daily basis, for a person seeking services from the facility on an inpatient or outpatient basis; and the average waiting time for an opening for a person to receive services from the facility on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Each facility is required to update the information provided at least annually, and may update information more frequently at its discretion. The displayed information would include the address and telephone number for each facility, as well as the availability of services, by county, from a licensed residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment facility, in order to provide access to information that would facilitate referrals of persons to services and transfers from facilities when necessary.
Human Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified