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Pilot alternative program established - R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 23-1.10-20

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Subject to approval and funding, the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals1 will implement and administer a pilot program that provides substance abusers treatments and referral services as an alternative to emergency room service and that will facilitate “their entry into a continuum of care for treatment and recovery.” After three years, the department must assess and report program outcomes to the Rhode Island general assembly and governor.



  • 1. Previously named “the department of mental health, retardation, and hospitals.”

Current as of June 2015