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Budget Summary FY2014

Outside Section 154
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013




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Extend Substance Abuse Services Fund

SECTION 154.   There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a Substance Abuse Services Fund. The commissioner of public health shall serve as the fund's trustee. Funds in the fund shall be used to expand inpatient treatment facilities and ongoing case management for individuals civilly committed under section 35 of chapter 123 of the General Laws. Prior to the end of fiscal year 2012, the comptroller shall transfer $10,000,000 from the General Fund to the Substance Abuse Services Fund. Upon the submission of a spending plan for this fund to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house and senate, the commissioner may make expenditures from the fund for the purpose of expanding inpatient treatment facilities and ongoing case management. In developing the spending plan, the commissioner shall hold at least 1 public hearing and shall consult with the commissioner of mental health, the court administrator of the trial court, a representative of the Massachusetts Medical Society, a representative of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery and a representative of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare. The commissioner shall submit a draft spending plan to the house and senate committee on ways and means 45 days prior to the submission of the final plan. This fund shall be in effect until June 30, 2014.