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HF 3954

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 03/18/2024 04:19pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to behavioral health; modifying sober home requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 254B.181, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 254B.181, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


All sober homes must comply with applicable state laws
and regulations and local ordinances related to maximum occupancy, fire safety, and
sanitation. In addition, all sober homes must:

(1) maintain a supply of an opiate antagonist in the homenew text begin in a conspicuous locationnew text end and
post information on proper use;

(2) have written policies regarding access to all prescribed medications;

(3) have written policies regarding evictions;

(4) return all property and medications to a person discharged from the home and retain
the items for a minimum of 60 days if the person did not collect them upon discharge. The
owner must make an effort to contact persons listed as emergency contacts for the discharged
person so that the items are returned;

(5) document the names and contact information for persons to contact in case of an
emergency or upon discharge and notification of a family member, or other emergency
contact designated by the resident under certain circumstances, including but not limited to
death due to an overdose;

(6) maintain contact information for emergency resources in the community to address
mental health and health emergencies;

(7) have policies on staff qualifications and prohibition against fraternization;

(8) deleted text begin have a policy on whether the use of medications for opioid use disorder is permissibledeleted text end new text begin
permit residents to use legally prescribed and dispensed or administered medications, as
directed by a licensed prescriber, including but not limited to pharmacotherapies approved
by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder
and other medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to treat
co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health conditions
new text end ;

(9) have a fee schedule and refund policy;

(10) have rules for residents;

(11) have policies that promote resident participation in treatment, self-help groups, or
other recovery supports;

(12) have policies requiring abstinence from alcohol and illicit drugs; and

(13) distribute the sober home bill of rights.