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CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.

ARTICLE 53. ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES.

§16-53-1. Establishment of substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.

(a) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources shall ensure that substance use disorder treatment or recovery services, or both, are made available in locations throughout the state which the department determines to be the highest priority for serving the needs of the state.

(b) The secretary shall identify and allocate funds to appropriate facilities to provide substance use disorder treatment services, which shall be provided via an inpatient or outpatient service model. These facilities shall:

(1) Give preference to West Virginia residents;

(2) Accept payment from private pay patients, third person payors, or patients covered by Medicaid;

(3) Offer treatment, based upon need;

(4) Work closely with the Adult Drug Court Program, provided for in §62-15-1 et seq. of this code; and

(5) Be licensed by this state to provide substance use disorder treatment services.

(c) The secretary shall identify and allocate funds to appropriate facilities to provide recovery services. Peer-led facilities shall follow standards set forth by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and offer access to peer support services.

(d) Other programs or projects designed to address substance use disorder, and a study or studies designed to evaluate substance use prevention education programs in schools, may be eligible for funding at the secretary’s discretion and as funds are available.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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