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(a) The commissioner shall require individuals who perform chemical dependency assessments or mental health diagnostic assessments to use screening tools approved by the commissioner in order to identify whether an individual who is the subject of the assessment screens positive for co-occurring mental health or chemical dependency disorders. Screening for co-occurring disorders must begin no later than December 31, 2011.

(b) The commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this section. The commissioner shall ensure that the rules are effective on July 1, 2013, thereby establishing a certification process for integrated dual disorder treatment providers and a system through which individuals receive integrated dual diagnosis treatment if assessed as having both a substance use disorder and either a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance.

(c) The commissioner shall apply for any federal waivers necessary to secure, to the extent allowed by law, federal financial participation for the provision of integrated dual diagnosis treatment to persons with co-occurring disorders.

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