Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Department of
Barry Hall, 14 Harrington Rd., Cranston, RI 02920
Rhode Island General Laws 40.1-24-1 et. seq.
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 overdoes 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.
To protect the health and safety of Rhode Islanders in response to the recent increase in overdoes deaths.The Department's intent in continuing the emergency regulations is to save lives.
Effective from 06/04/2014 to 07/29/2014
was Expired on 07/29/2014
Notice Date: Notice Not Required
Hearing Date: Hearing Not Required
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