Viante NM Legislative Scorecard

Rio Arriba and Taos Substance Use Treatment

An act making an appropriation to the human services department to fund the establishment, implementation, data analysis and reporting pursuant to a demonstration project in Rio Arriba and Taos counties that provides evidence-based, residential substance use disorder treatment.

Bill Highlights

  • Senate Bill 152 appropriates $1.4 million from the general fund in FY19 and FY20 to the Human Services Department (HSD) to fund the establishment, implementation, data analysis and reporting pursuant to a demonstration project in Rio Arriba and Taos Counties that:
    (1) provides evidence-based, residential substance use disorder treatment of at least one year’s duration for each participant with a substance use disorder;
    (2) tracks participants’ ability to remain free of substance use after treatment; and
    (3) collects and analyzes county statistics on emergency department visits, crime and recidivism in Rio Arriba and Taos counties (source: NMLegis.gov)
  • Viante New Mexico supports this bill because it targets two counties that are struggling with this issue to pinpoint, correct and track the implementation of a solution that could be scaled to the rest of the state.

Outcome

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