Legislative Updates Shared at Monday, February 12th Meeting

Highlights of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Veterans 2018 Session Bills and Committee Updates

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

SB 1540: Abuse Investigations and Reporting; risk of new costs for community mental health programs that may have to perform more investigations. AOC position neutral.

SB 1549:  Medicaid enrollment continuation up to 12 months for people admitted to Oregon State Hospital; working through possible amendments. AOC position support. 

SB 1555:  Use of Marijuana revenue for Mental Health treatment; ongoing policy question about size of portion of new revenue proceeds that will go to mental health and addictions treatment and prevention. AOC position neutral.

HB 4143:  Opiate Task Force Bill; four pilot counties in bill include Coos, Jackson,