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Details for Regulation Rules and Regulations for the Licensing of Behavioral Healthcare Organizations(7656)



Agency

Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Department of

Barry Hall, 14 Harrington Rd., Cranston, RI 02920


Regulation Authority

Rhode Island General Laws 40.1-24-1 et. seq.


Purpose and Reason

The Department is filing these Rules pursuant to RIGL 42-35-3(b) as emergency regulations to protect the health and safety of Rhode Islanders in response to the recent increase in overdose deaths due to narcotics. Amending Section 2.5 and adding Section 46.0 to the “Rules and Regulations for the Licensing of Behavioral Healthcare Organizations” will provide additional treatment options for those individuals identified with opioid abuse and/or opioid dependence who receive services from licensed behavioral healthcare organizations. These amendments mandate coordination of care to improve treatment of the whole person, expand staff training and client education with regards to opioid overdose prevention, and ensure the distribution of naloxone when medically indicated and clinically appropriate. The Department’s intent in promulgating these emergency regulations is to save lives.

The Department is filing these Rules pursuant to RIGL 42-35-3(b) as emergency regulations to protect the health and safety of Rhode Islanders in response to the recent increase in overdose deaths due to narcotics. Amending Section 2.5 and adding Section 46.0 to the “Rules and Regulations for the Licensing of Behavioral Healthcare Organizations” will provide additional treatment options for those individuals identified with opioid abuse and/or opioid dependence who receive services from licensed behavioral healthcare organizations. These amendments mandate coordination of care to improve treatment of the whole person, expand staff training and client education with regards to opioid overdose prevention, and ensure the distribution of naloxone when medically indicated and clinically appropriate. The Department’s intent in promulgating these emergency regulations is to save lives.


Type of Filing

Emergency Amendment


Status

Effective from 02/04/2014 to 06/04/2014

Currently in effect will be Expired on 06/04/2014

Emergency Amends 7341


Notice and Hearing Dates

Notice Date: Notice Not Required

Hearing Date: Hearing Not Required


Forms

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Regulation History