Current as of: 2010
(a) The Administration shall:
(1) Plan and encourage development of, and coordinate the facilities and services that offer treatment, care, or rehabilitation for alcohol and drug abusers; and
(2) Adopt regulations:
(i) To set standards for treatment, care, and rehabilitation of alcohol and drug abusers; and
(ii) To ensure that before a facility is certified under this title to provide treatment, care, or rehabilitation of alcohol or drug abusers, an opportunity to comment, concerning whether the facility meets certification requirements, is provided to representatives of the county government and, if in a municipal corporation, the municipal government and to private citizens in the community where the facility is proposed to be located.
(b) The Administration may establish and operate or identify facilities and services, including evaluation facilities to determine if an individual is a drug abuser or alcohol abuser or dependent on drugs or alcohol.
(c) A facility that the Administration operates or contracts to be operated is a health facility and is not, for any purpose, a correctional institution.
(d) An individual may not be discriminated against based on an inability to pay for any services provided by the Administration either directly or by contract.
(e) To carry out the purposes of this title, the Administration may contract with any appropriate public or private agency that has proper and adequate treatment facilities, services, and staff.
(f) (1) The Administration annually shall evaluate all publicly funded substance abuse treatment programs certified under this subtitle using federal outcomes measures or other subsequently adopted federal standards to determine the extent that individuals who have received treatment under these programs have:
(i) Been successfully retained in the treatment program;
(ii) Been successfully discharged from the treatment program;
(iii) Reduced substance use;
(iv) Successfully attained, maintained, or increased their employment;
(v) Demonstrated a decrease in engaging in criminal activity; and
(vi) Successfully established or maintained stable living arrangements.
(2) The Administration shall adopt regulations necessary to allow it to conduct the performance and outcome research required under paragraph (1) of this subsection.Prev
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