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415Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Targeted Case Management Services To Reflect InflationRep. StearnsHHSThis resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rules governing MaineCare reimbursement for targeted case management services to provide an increase reflecting cost increases from 2010 to 2020. Priority bill LD 360 combined with this one to expand access to SUD TCM and increase the rate. Added emergency language.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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496An Act To Clear Waiting Lists and Ensure Timely Access to Mental Health Services for Maine ChildrenRep. GramlichHHSThis bill provides funding to increase rates in rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 65, Behavioral Health Services, Children's Home and Community Based Treatment and Section 97, Appendix D, Principles of Reimbursement for Child Care Facilities by 30% no later than July 1, 2021. Priority bill LD 592 combined in this to increase OP rates.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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582Resolve, To Support the Fidelity and Sustainability of Assertive Community TreatmentRep. MadiganHHSThis bill modifies the definition of "assertive community treatment" to better align the definition with an evidence-based treatment model. The bill adds definitions of "psychiatric provider" and "medical assistant" and changes the description of the composition of the multidisciplinary teams that provide assertive community treatment. The bill also requires the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the MaineCare reimbursement rates for assertive community treatment by 25% immediately to allow providers to continue to offer the service. The bill also requires the department to adopt rules to transition to a per member, per month payment model and to reform the criteria and operation of the program to ensure its fidelity to the evidence-based model for assertive community treatment services.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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1135An Act Regarding Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services and Increasing Reimbursement Rates for Those ServicesRep. StoverHHSThis bill includes a statutory requirement for substance use disorder treatments to comply with trauma-informed principles of care according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The bill also requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rules in Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 65, Behavioral Health Services, to increase reimbursement for substance use disorder outpatient services by 25%; it also requires a 25% increase in reimbursement for services provided under Chapter II, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, Appendix B, Principles of Reimbursement for Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, except for detoxification services, and requires the methodology for reimbursement for detoxification services to be cost-based. The bill also requires the department to amend rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, to change the limitations on the number of days for certain residential treatment services.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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1424Resolve, To Change the Educational Requirements of Behavioral Health ProfessionalsRep. SalisburyHHSThis resolve changes the educational requirements for behavioral health professionals providing services for children, regardless of the setting in which the service is provided, to a minimum of 60 credit hours in a related field, 90 credit hours in an unrelated field or a high school diploma with a plan for supervision and training. The same changes to the educational requirements apply for a behavioral health professional to be eligible to receive training to provide specialized services. It also requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend or establish contracts for training behavioral health professionals to train any number of additional individuals within existing resources, and authorizes the department to opt to charge individuals or their employers fees for training.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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197Resolve, To Ensure That Community Mental Health Service Providers Can Access Pandemic Stimulus FundsSen. BreenHHSThis resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to designate $15,000,000 of federal COVID-19 stimulus funding allocated to the State pursuant to a federal law enacted after December 15, 2020 for community mental health service providers.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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1586An Act to Strengthen Statewide Mental Health Peer Support, Crisis Intervention Mobile Response and Crisis Stabilization Unit Services. And Allow E911 to Dispatch to the Crisis SystemRep. WarrenHHSThe proposal provides funding of $4,401,303 in State Fiscal Year 2020-21 for mental health services in the eight public health districts that include peer support, crisis line, crisis intervention mobile response and crisis stabilization unit services. The amendment provides funding for ancillary services for mobile response services for necessary travel and telephone conferences with clients. The amendment also provides funding for a public education campaign to educate the public about the availability mental health services peer support, crisis line, crisis intervention mobile response and crisis stabilization unit services and the means by which members of the public and law enforcement agencies may access those services throughout the state.

The proposal also creates a framework whereby our E911 system can dispatch to crisis system in response to a mental health emergency.
Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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432An Act To Improve Behavioral Health Care for ChildrenRep. MadiganHHSThis resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 65 to reimburse for additional collateral contacts for children's home and community-based treatment. Those additional collateral contacts are between the child's mental health professional and parents, medical providers, psychiatric providers, residential providers, case managers and school personnel as long as the goal of the collateral contact is included in the goals of the individual treatment plan.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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674Resolve, To Support Early Intervention and Treatment of Mental Health DisordersSen BreenHHSFunding for Coordinated Specialty Care for first episode of psychosis (PIER Program at MMC); previously introduced as LD 1461Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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546An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment and Reinvestment Task ForceRep. BrennanCJPSThis amendment clarifies the language regarding the duties and functioning of the reconvened task force on juvenile justice system assessment and reinvestment. The amendment requires the annual report of the Department of Corrections to be made by February 15, 2022, to be made in person and to include the strategic plan developed by the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health and Human Services in consultation with the task force and the related improvements to the juvenile justice system. The amendment provides funding of $500,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 to the Department of Health and Human Services for the purposes of providing one-time funding to nonprofit community-based providers for community-based, therapeutic services or programs for the purpose of diverting justice-involved youths from detention and commitment and reducing the rate of youth detention. The amendment provides one-time funding to the Department of Education to support restorative justice efforts as a means to achieving the diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system and commitment to the Department of Corrections in fiscal year 2021-22 of $500,000.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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512An Act to Increase the Number of Intensive Case ManagersRep. DodgeHHSThis bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to create additional intensive case manager positions so that counties that do not have a county jail or regional jail will have an intensive case manager. An intensive case manager oversees persons who are detained by a law enforcement officer and who have intellectual disabilities or mental health conditions or have misused substances and connects them to the services for which they qualify, works with the court system to ensure that they receive due process and speedy trials and assists persons who qualify for the MaineCare program to apply for and receive MaineCare benefits and services while being detained or incarcerated, including during the implementation of diversion and reentry plans.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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1300An Act To Require County Governments To Coordinate with Municipalities To Create Plans To Address HomelessnessRep. SupicaSLGThis bill requires the county commissioners of each county, in consultation and coordination with the Statewide Homeless Council, regional homeless councils and the municipalities in the county, to develop and implement a plan with protocols to address homelessness within the county.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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886Resolve, To Encourage Employment in the Direct Care WorkforceRep. FayLBHSThis emergency resolve directs the Department of Labor, in coordination with the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Health and Human Services, to develop and implement a multimedia public service campaign that promotes direct care worker jobs as a career choice.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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1076An Act To Support the Operations of Youth Shelters in MaineSen LibbyHHSThis bill amends the definitions of "emergency children's shelter" and "shelter for homeless children" to extend from 30 consecutive days or overnights to 90 consecutive days or overnights the length of time a child may stay at such a facility. The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rules for the licensure of shelters for homeless children to allow a child to be admitted for up to 30 days without first notifying the child's guardian. The bill requires the department to also amend its rules for the licensure of emergency shelters for children to allow the admission of a child into care for up to 30 days without obtaining the permission of the child's guardian. Finally, the bill increases the funding provided to homeless youth shelters from $2,000,000 annually to $2,500,000 annually.Passed in House and Senate but left on AFA Table (carried over)
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794An Act to Maintain Maine's System of Therapeutic Foster Care for Children Through the Creation of a Nonprofit Risk Indemnification TrustSen. Heather SanbornHCIFSThis emergency bill proposes to direct the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance and the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a state nonprofit risk indemnification trust to provide liability insurance coverage for entities such as state-contracted providers of therapeutic foster care that are unable to obtain affordable coverage through ordinary means and when coverage is required by law or is necessary for the conduct of a public purpose. The bill proposes to indemnify nonprofit beneficiary organizations and their officers, directors and agents for financial loss due to the imposition of legal liability.Carried Over
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1059An Act to Address the Complexity of Substance Use Disorder in YouthRep. MoralesHHSThis bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to work with stakeholders to develop and fund a continuum of evidence-based treatment services for adolescents affected by substance use disorder. Services would include, but not be limited to, detoxification beds in hospitals or residential settings and intensive outpatient treatment services.Carried Over
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1722An Act To Ensure Access to All Paths to Recovery for Persons Affected by Opioids Using Money Obtained through Litigation against Opioid ManufacturersRep. WarrenHHSThis bill directs all funds awarded through opioid litigation and settlements to the Opioid and Substance Use Abatement Fund administered by the Attorney General for the purpose of remediating and addressing the substance use crisis in Maine through prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. These funds may not supplant federal funding or state appropriations directed toward prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery or funds received from prior opioid litigation and settlements or court orders.
The bill also establishes the Maine Opioid and Substance Use Abatement Advisory Commission to review opioid and substance use related information and determine how Opioid and Substance Use Abatement Fund funds are to be spent to carry out the purposes of the fund. The bill requires the Attorney General to convene, at least twice annually, a stakeholder group to develop and review performance indicators and to develop and provide recommendations concerning disbursements and allocations from the fund to recommend to the commission. The bill requires the Attorney General to award fund funds as directed by the commission and to annually report and provide information about received and expended funds to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters.
Carried Over
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1701An Act To Establish a Managed Care Program for MaineCare ServicesRep. Sawin MillettHHSThis bill establishes a managed care program for all covered MaineCare services. It requires the Department of Health and Human Services to issue a request for proposals for 3 managed care organizations that are able to operate the managed care program on a statewide basis. Within 2 years of the implementation of a managed care program, the Medicaid expansion population, those covered by the federal Children's Health Insurance Program and members categorically eligible as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program recipients must be enrolled in managed care organizations. Within 4 years of implementation, all eligible MaineCare members must be enrolled in managed care programs. The bill establishes the requirements for contracts for managed care organizations. It requires the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for any state plan amendments or waivers required by November 1, 2021. It requires the department to explore options to create a plan that integrates Medicaid and Medicare benefits for individuals.Carried Over
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632An Act To Facilitate the Conversion of Children's Private Nonmedical Institutions to Qualified Residential Treatment Programs as Required by Federal RegulationSen. ClaxtonHHSThis bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a plan for converting children's private nonmedical institutions to qualified residential treatment programs as required by the federal Family First Prevention Services Act. The department must establish requirements, timelines and costs for the children's private nonmedical institutions for converting to qualified residential treatment programs. It also requires the department to establish a method of providing financial resources to those institutions for converting. The bill also adds definitions for "qualified professional" and "qualified residential treatment program" in the Child and Family Services and Child Protection Act and requires the annual report to the Legislature submitted pursuant to that Act to include an assessment of compliance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act.Carried Over
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428An Act To Prevent Tax Haven AbuseRep. TeplerTAXThis bill requires corporations that file unitary income tax returns in Maine to include income from certain jurisdictions outside the United States in net income when apportioning income among tax jurisdictions. The State Tax Assessor is required to adopt major substantive rules to determine the income or loss attributable to such corporations and to prevent double taxation or deduction of income. The assessor is required to submit an annual report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over taxation matters regarding whether jurisdictions should be added to or deleted from the list of tax havens based on specified criteria.Carried Over
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343An Act To Set Aside Funds from Federal Block Grants for Certain CommunitiesRep. Talbot-RossHHSThis bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to annually set aside 20% of each federal block grant it receives for the most vulnerable communities in the State and at least 12% of each federal block grant it receives for federally recognized Indian nations, tribes and bands in the State.Carried Over
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696An Act To Prohibit Solitary Confinement in Maine's Corrections SystemRep. LooknerCJPSThis bill prohibits solitary confinement in jails and prisons in the State. It defines "solitary confinement" to mean that a prisoner is segregated and has contact with another person less than 3 times a day.Carried Over
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861Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Contract for Assessments for Involuntary HospitalizationsRep. EvansJUDPublic Law 2019, chapter 411 requires the Department of Health and Human Services to issue a request for proposals, or RFP, for technology-supported assessments of foreseeable harm for the purposes of involuntary hospitalization. The RFP has yet to be issued. This resolve directs the department to move forward with contracts for assessments and provides that until the contracts are issued, qualified medical practitioners employed by the State's psychiatric hospitals shall perform the assessments.Carried Over
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1080Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Update the Rights of Recipients of Mental Health ServicesRep. StoverHHSThis resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to update the rights of recipients of mental health services regarding treatment, the delivery structure and the entities that oversee the safe and effective delivery of mental health services, including to align the rights with contractual agreements with service providers, current federal and state privacy laws and best practices for the delivery of clinically appropriate assessment and treatment models for persons with mental illness.Carried Over
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1428An Act To Increase the Availability of Naloxone in Community SettingsRep. DodgeHHSThis bill allows community organizations, which are defined as private or nonprofit organizations operating a facility that serves the community, to store and administer nasal naloxone hydrochloride upon a standing order from a licensed health care professional authorized by law to prescribe nasal naloxone hydrochloride.Carried Over
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1552An Act To Provide Reentry Services to Persons Reentering the Community after IncarcerationRep. Talbot-RossCJPSThis bill:
1. Establishes the Community-based Reentry Services Account as a special nonlapsing account within the Department of Corrections to issue grants to community-based nonprofit and faith-based organizations that provide or seek to provide reentry services to adults or juveniles reentering the community after incarceration, referred to as reentry service providers;
2. Requires the department to administer the Community-based Reentry Services Account and fund it by applying for federal and grant funding, including through the federal Second Chance Act of 2007, or transferring other available funds;
3. Requires the department to use the funds available in the Community-based Reentry Services Account to award grants to one or more reentry service providers to establish or provide reentry services programs, including assessment and planning of reentry services; individual case management or system navigation services; peer-to-peer mentoring; housing assistance; housing development; job training and placement services; medical and behavioral health assessment, treatment and support; parenting skills and family support services; development of a substance use disorder treatment program as an alternative to incarceration for primary caregivers; and organization of community and victim impact panels or educational classes;
4. Permits an individual who previously provided mentoring services to an incarcerated adult or juvenile to continue to provide mentoring services to that adult or juvenile as part of a reentry services program unless the department demonstrates that doing so poses a significant security risk to the individual, the adult or juvenile or any other individual;
5. Requires a reentry service provider to submit an application to the department that describes the reentry services program to be funded and the need for the program, a long-term strategy and implementation plan for the program and the reentry service provider's experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals and individuals from marginalized communities; identifies any entity, including any governmental agency, community organization or faith community, the reentry service provider will coordinate or partner with; contains an annual budget for the program; and describes the method and outcome measures that the reentry service provider will use to evaluate the reentry services program;
6. Requires the department to adopt rules for the administration of the Community-based Reentry Services Account, the evaluation of grant applications from reentry service providers and the distribution of grants from the account;
7. Requires the department to adopt rules requiring an individual participating in a substance use disorder treatment program who does not successfully complete the program to serve an appropriate sentence of imprisonment with respect to the underlying crime and requiring that the individual be notified of this requirement before the individual begins the program;
8. Requires a reentry service provider that receives a grant from the Community-based Reentry Services Account to submit a report for each fiscal year in which the reentry service provider spends funds from the grant containing a summary of the activities carried out under the reentry services program, an assessment of whether the reentry service provider is meeting the need specified in its grant application and any other information the department may require; and
9. Requires the Commissioner of Corrections to submit a report at the end of each fiscal year to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice and public safety matters and the Governor containing assessments of the impact of reentry services funded through the Community-based Reentry Services Account on various factors and statistics on the relative reduction in recidivism for inmates released by the department within that fiscal year and the 4 prior fiscal years and comparing the rates of recidivism of individuals that participated in reentry services programs that received a grant to individuals that did not.
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1196An Act Regarding Targets for Health Plan Investments in Primary Care and Behavioral HealthRep. ZagerHCIFSThis bill requires health carriers to meet certain targets for investment and spending in primary care and behavioral health care beginning in plan year 2023 and through plan year 2026. Overall spending may not increase to meet the targets. The bill establishes a benchmark for combined spending in primary care and behavioral health care as a percentage of overall health spending. The benchmark is indexed to the median amount spent by carriers on primary care and behavioral health care for plan year 2019. The bill requires carriers to increase relative spending in these areas by at least 2% per year if spending is less than or equal to the median and at least 1% per year if spending is above the median. Beginning in plan year 2027, carriers are required to maintain, at a minimum, the total combined spending on primary care and behavioral health care achieved in plan year 2026. The bill prohibits the Superintendent of Insurance from approving health insurance rates filed by a carrier unless the carrier demonstrates that the targets have been met. The bill also authorizes a carrier to meet the spending targets by supplemental payments focused on primary care and behavioral health care.
The bill also requires the MaineCare program and the state employee health plan to meet the same targets beginning in 2023.
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1173Resolve, To Develop a Plan To Treat in the State Children with Behavioral Health Needs Currently Treated Out-of-stateRep. GramlichHHSThis resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to submit to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, within 30 days after this legislation takes effect, a plan for implementing Resolve 2019, chapter 54. Resolve 2019, chapter 54 requires the department to coordinate with families of children who are receiving residential treatment services for behavioral health issues outside the State to develop plans to bring the children back to the State to receive the required services that would be received under the department's rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services. Resolve 2019, chapter 54 also requires the department to negotiate related reimbursement rates in order to provide services to the children.DEAD
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553An Act To End At-will EmploymentRep. SylvesterLBHSThis bill prohibits an employer from terminating the employment of an employee without cause. The bill specifies that an employer may terminate an employee for cause only after applying a 3-step progressive discipline policy and providing notice of termination in accordance with certain requirements. The bill also eliminates references to at-will employment in current law.DEAD
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1298An Act To Reduce by Half the Funding of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Redirect the Difference in Funding to Community-based Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery ServicesRep. WarrenCJPSThis bill provides funding for community-based substance use disorder treatment and recovery services by reducing by 1/2 the funding for the Department of Public Safety, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.DEAD
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1090An Act to Equitably Fund District Court Legal Fees for Progressive Treatment ProgramsSen. ClaxtonHHSThis resolve establishes a pilot project within the Department of Health and Human Services to fund court and legal fees incurred by a superintendent or chief administrative officer of a nonstate mental health institution or a director of an assertive community treatment service team in association with filing and obtaining an order from the District Court to admit a patient to a progressive treatment program. The pilot project is funded up to $250,000 from the Medical Use of Marijuana Fund to provide up to $800 per application. The department is required to submit a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters at the conclusion of the pilot project. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters is authorized to report out legislation related to the report to the Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature.DEAD
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1419An Act To Support Healthcare Providers during State Public Health EmergenciesSen. MooreJUDThis bill provides a limitation on civil liability to certain health care professionals, health care facilities, behavioral and developmental services facilities and emergency medical services persons in the event of a declared emergency related to public health. The bill is retroactive to the beginning of the state of civil emergency declared by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.DEAD
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967An Act To Make Possession of Scheduled Drugs for Personal Use a Civil PenaltyRep. PerryCJPSThis bill changes the unlawful possession of scheduled drugs from a crime to a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $100 may be adjudged, or if the defendant is unable to pay the fine allows the court to refer the person to a provider for an evidence based assessment for proposed treatment for substance use disorder.DEAD
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612An Act To Recognize Occupational Licenses and Certifications from Other States To Attract New Residents and Businesses to MaineRep. AndrewsIDEAThis bill creates a framework for the various government agencies, boards, departments and other governmental entities that regulate and issue licenses within the State to offer a path to certification or licensure in Maine to persons who hold occupational credentials from other states in order to allow those persons to more quickly qualify to work within their occupations or professions in Maine.DEAD
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968Resolve, To Expand Mental Health Crisis Intervention Mobile Response ServicesRep. SupicaHHSThis resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to expand mental health crisis intervention mobile response services to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the entire State. The department is directed to do this using funding provided for a request for proposal for behavioral health crisis center services.DEAD
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1301An Act To Support Transitional Housing for Persons Experiencing Abuse, Dangerous Living Conditions, Economic Insecurity Due to Divorce or Separation, Chronic Homelessness, Substance Use Disorder or Mental DisordersRep. CollingsHHSThis bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate and arrange for transitional housing and services including job training and health care services for persons in need of transitional housing, including those experiencing abuse, dangerous living conditions, economic insecurity due to divorce or separation, chronic homelessness, substance use disorder or mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, in every county of the State or by region if all counties are provided for. It also provides an ongoing appropriation of $8,000,000 beginning in fiscal year 2022-23.DEAD
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1531An Act To Provide Affordable Behavioral Health Services to Individuals under 26 Years of AgeRep. ArfordHCIFSThis bill requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage without cost sharing for up to 6 behavioral health office visits for persons under 26 years of age in plan years 2021 to 2026, during the declared state of civil emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and until December 31, 2026.
The bill also requires the Superintendent of Insurance to report on the experience and utilization of benefits required in the bill to the Legislature by December 1, 2026 and authorizes the reporting out of a bill in the 133rd Legislature in response to the report.
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297An Act To Define the Term "Behavioral Health"Rep. McCreightHHSDEAD
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196An Act to assure access to community mental health servicesSen. BreenHHSThis resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Sections 17 and 65 to increase reimbursement rates for daily living support services and any home and community-based services provided by behavioral health professionals by 15%. It requires that the department ensure that the increase in reimbursement rates be applied to ensure providers are located in a sufficient geographical range for MaineCare members to access services and so that providers can maintain the services provided to MaineCare members.ONTP
BUT combined with LD 1573
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283An Act To Address Inequities for Certain Direct Care WorkersRep. MadiganHHSThis resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Sections 17 and 65 to increase reimbursement rates for daily living support services and any home and community-based services provided to children and adults by behavioral health professionals by 20%. It requires that the increase in reimbursement rates must be applied to wages and benefits for employees who provide direct care services and not to administrators or managers.ONTP
BUT combined with LD 1573
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360Resolve, To Reduce Barriers to Recovery from Addiction by Expanding Eligibility for Targeted Case Management ServicesRep. MadiganHHSThis resolve directs DHHS to remove the narrow eligibility restrictions for Targeted Case Management services for adults with substance use disorder. Currently you are only eligible if you are pregnant, living with minor children, or use intravenous drugs.ONTP
BUT passed combined with LD 415
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592An Act To Ensure Access to Outpatient Mental Health Services by Increasing Reimbursement for Outpatient TherapistsRep. GramlichHHSThis bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to increase reimbursement rates in its rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 65, Behavioral Health Services, Outpatient Therapy-Individual/Family and Outpatient Therapy-Group, by 25% no later than July 1, 2021.ONTP
BUT passed combined with LD 496
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652An Act To Include an Emergency Rate Review Process in Rate Setting by the Department of Health and Human ServicesRep. SachsHHSThis bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a process for emergency reimbursement rate review to be used at times of extraordinary circumstances. This process must be established as part of the current rate review process undertaken by the department.ONTP
but wrote letter to DHHS with report back
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510An Act to Reduce Stigma Regarding SUD by Using Respectful Language in the MaineCare Benefits Manual and Other PublicationsRep. McCreightHHSThis resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to review th MaineCare Benefits Manual and other department publications and replace references to "substance abuse" with "substance use disorder" and to ensure that language relating to persons with substance use disorder is consistent with respectful, "person first" language.ONTP
but wrote letter to DHHS with report back
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1147Resolve, To Enhance Access to Medication Management for Individuals With Serious and Persistent Mental IllnessRep. MadiganHHSThis resolve provides for a 25% rate increase for the medication management services provided under Department of Health and Human Services rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapters II and III, Section 65, Behavioral Health Services, and requires the department to amend its rules governing medication management services to respond to the increased demand and complexity of the need.
The resolve also includes an appropriations and allocations section to reflect the cost of these changes.
Public Law - Included in Budget
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785An Act To Change the Standard for Assessing Risk of Serious HarmRep. CardoneJUDThis bill allows a medical practitioner to consider a person's treatment history, current behavior and inability to make an informed decision in determining whether there is a likelihood of serious harm when examining a patient for the purposes of recommending hospitalization. Current law allows this consideration only for progressive treatment
programs.
Public Law without signature
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1373An Act to Keep All Maine Students Safe by Restricting the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in SchoolsRep. MillettECAThis bill, in the special education provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, prohibits the use of seclusion, chemical restraints, mechanical restraints and certain physical restraints of students by schools and other entities. The bill directs schools to make annual reports to the Department of Education regarding incidents of physical restraint and directs the Commissioner of Education to report biennially to the Governor and the Legislature on data regarding the use of physical restraint and seclusion. The bill also directs the Department of Education to develop and implement a performance review system to define and monitor the use of physical restraint by school administrative units and special purpose programs.Public Law without signature
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1573An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study Long-term Care Workforce IssuesRep. FayHHSThis bill implements the recommendations of the Commission To Study Long-term Care Workforce Issues, which was established by Public Law 2019, chapter 343, Part BBBBB, section 1. The bill does the following.
1. It directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a 2-year rebasing requirement to set and increase reimbursement rates for in-home and community support services.
2. It requires direct care workers across the long-term care spectrum to be paid no less than 125% of the minimum wage. It requires the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt rules that take into account the cost of this increased wage in its reimbursement rates.
3. It requires the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt rules to increase reimbursement rates under rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual and any state-funded programs to take into account costs of providing care and services in conformity with applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations, training requirements and quality and safety standards, including, but not limited to, increases in the minimum wage for workers other than direct care workers, earned paid leave, electronic visit verification, background checks and other costs that are not provided for in the current reimbursement rates and to not reduce a reimbursement rate below that on the effective date of this bill.
4. It establishes the Long-term Care Workforce Oversight Advisory Committee to collect and compile data related to workforce shortages and services provided to clients, review progress by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding recommendations provided to the department and the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters, including the recommendations of the Commission To Study Long-term Care Workforce Issues, identify barriers to implementing recommendations and make recommendations on proposals to address long-term care workforce shortages. The Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor and the Department of Education are directed to provide to the oversight committee quarterly reports on the progress and efforts to implement the recommendations of the oversight committee and of the Commission To Study Long-term Care Workforce Issues. The oversight committee must submit an annual report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters.
Public Law - Included in Budget
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1327An Act To Create the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment ProgramRep. BaileyIDEAThis bill creates a new loan repayment program, administered by the Finance Authority of Maine, for health care providers who agree to live and work in the State for a minimum of 3 years. Under the program, the authority will pay up to $30,000 per year and the lesser of $90,000 in aggregate and 50% of the recipient's outstanding loan balance. The bill establishes a fund for the program, sets parameters for the administration of the program and establishes an advisory committee to guide the work of the Finance Authority of Maine in administering the program.Public Law Signed by Governor
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504An Act Regarding Certification for Certain Mental Health Rehabilitation TechniciansRep. SachsHCIFSThis resolve, which is a recommendation from the Working Group on Mental Health, directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend, no later than October 1, 2021, its guidelines for the mental health rehabilitation technician/community certification, also known as an MHRT/C certification, in order to allow an individual who has completed a 4-year postsecondary educational degree program or obtained a graduate degree in a mental health-related field to receive the MHRT/C certification notwithstanding any other guidelines for certification.From the Working Group on MH report. She submitted concept that we need to flesh out.Public Law without Signature
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1262Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Develop a Comprehensive Statewide Strategic Plan to Serve Maine People with Behavioral Health Needs throughout Their LifespansSen. BreenHHSThis resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services, including the department's Office of Child and Family Services, office of behavioral health and office of aging and disability services and a variety of other interested parties and stakeholders, to develop a vision and comprehensive statewide strategic plan to serve people in the State with behavioral health needs throughout their lifespansPublic Law without signature
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791An Act Regarding Telehealth RegulationsSen. Heather SanbornHCIFSAmended Language and emergency preamble.Public Law Signed by Governor
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1293An Act To Improve Access to Certain Injectable Medications for Treatment of Mental Illness and Substance Use DisorderSen. ClaxtonHCIFSThis bill permits pharmacists licensed within the State to administer to adults injections of drugs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorder upon the order of a licensed practitioner or as part of a collaborative practice agreement.Public Law without signature
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996An Act To Improve Dental Health Access for Maine Children and Adults with Low IncomesSpeaker FecteauHHSPublic Law - Included in Budget
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118An Act To Address Maine's Shortage of Behavioral Health Services for MinorsRep. McCreightHHSThis bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to collect data on the number of children with behavioral health needs remaining in hospital emergency departments for extended stays (amended to be 48 hours and up), the length of the extended stays and the reasons for extended stays and post the data annually on a publicly accessible website without information, including health care information, that may directly identify any individual child or family. The department is required to submit a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters with annual data and any department efforts to reduce the number of children and lengths of stay.Public Law Signed by Governor
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475Resolve, To Create the Frequent Users System Engagement CollaborativeRep. MoralesHHSThis resolve establishes the Frequent Users System Engagement Collaborative in order to develop a plan to provide stable housing and community services to 200 persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who are the most frequent consumers of high-cost services, such as psychiatric hospitals, emergency shelters, emergency rooms, police, jails and prisons. The collaborative must submit a report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services no later than January 1, 2022 on its plan and recommendations. The Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services is authorized to report out a bill to the Second Regular Session of the 130th Legislature related to the report.Public Law Signed by Governor
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488An Act To Expand Recovery Community Organizations throughout MaineSen. MaxminHHSThis resolve provides expedited funding in the amount of $1,000,000 total for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years through a competitive request for proposal process to recovery community centers located in Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and York counties serving individuals with substance use disorder.Public Law Signed by Governor
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603An Act Regarding the Practice of PharmacySen. SanbornHCIFSThis bill requires the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Maine Board of Pharmacy to establish the specifications for administering medications, drugs, devices and other materials within the practice of pharmacy.Public Law Signed by Governor
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1268An Act To Provide Greater Access to Treatment for Serious Mental Illness by Prohibiting an Insurance Carrier from Requiring Prior Authoritzation or Step Therapy ProtocolSen. StewartHCIFSThis bill prohibits an insurance carrier from requiring prior authorization or step therapy protocol for the prescription of medication to assess or treat an enrollee's serious mental illness.Public Law Signed by Governor
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1333An Act Concerning the Dispensation of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Emergency Medical Service ProvidersRep. ZagerHHSThis bill authorizes emergency medical services persons, ambulance services and nontransporting emergency medical services to administer intranasal naloxone hydrochloride if they have received medical training in accordance with protocols adopted by the Medical Direction and Practices Board.Public Law Signed by Governor
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693An Act To Make the Pilot Program Providing Mental Health Case Management Services to Veterans a Permanent ProgramRep. RobertsVLAThis bill makes permanent the pilot program to provide case management serices to veterans.Public Law Signed by Governor (Funded off AFA Table)
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994An Act To Promote Public Health by Eliminating Criminal Penalties for Possession of Hypodermic ApparatusesRep. McDonaldCJPSThis bill amends the provisions regarding hypodermic apparatuses in the following ways.
1. It allows a person to possess a residual amount of a scheduled drug that is contained in one or more hypodermic apparatuses without committing the crime of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.
2. It repeals the law governing the crimes of trafficking in or furnishing hypodermic apparatuses.
3. It repeals the law governing the crime of illegal possession of hypodermic apparatuses.
4. It removes from the definition of drug paraphernalia under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1111-A items used for testing, analyzing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body scheduled drugs.
5. It removes similar provisions in the food and drug safety provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes and in the Maine Pharmacy Act.
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1470Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Support the Needs of Individuals with Acute Mental Health NeedsRep. MeyerHHSThis resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 45.03 to provide reimbursement for patients discharged from Southern Maine Health Care's psychiatric inpatient unit in the amount of $10,166 per distinct discharge; the amended rule must be submitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in time for the increased rate of reimbursement to apply from January 1, 2021. The resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to seek and apply for federal funds and funds from any other sources to pay the costs of providing psychiatric services to uninsured patients. It also directs the department to submit a report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the progress the department has made in developing a reimbursement rate to provide inpatient psychiatric care under its rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 45.03. The committee is authorized to report out legislation related to the report to the Second Regular Session of the 130th Legislature.Public Law w/out signature (Funded off AFA Table)
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1588An Act To Identify and Replace Certain Stigmatizing References throughout the Maine Revised Statutes.Rep. PlueckerCJPSThis resolve requires the Department of Corrections to convene a working group to identify when the following terms are used in a stigmatizing manner in the Maine Revised Statutes and executive branch rules, forms, policies and publications: "convict," "offender," "inmate," "prisoner" and "drug user." The working group is tasked with identifying the appropriate replacement terms to be used and considering the following terms as replacement options: "person who has committed a crime," "resident" or "person who uses drugs."
The working group includes at least one person each from the Department of Corrections, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. A member of the public with lived experience of incarceration, recovery or neurodivergence is selected by the members and invited to assist the working group.
By December 1, 2021, the Department of Corrections is required to provide a report with the working group's findings and recommendations to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. The committee has the authority to introduce legislation in the Second Regular Session of the 130th Legislature based on the report.
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631An Act To Provide Funding for Maine's Health Insurance Consumer Assistance ProgramSen. BrennerHCIFSThis bill clarifies that the State is responsible for funding the Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program. The bill also provides continued funding for the Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program in fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23 through a transfer of available Other Special Revenue Funds balances from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to the Department of the Attorney General.Public Law without signature
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868An Act To Provide Consistency Regarding Persons Authorized To Conduct Examinations for Emergency Involuntary Commitment and Post-admission ExaminationsRep. ReckittJUDThis bill changes the provision of law governing post-admission examination and post admission discharge from a psychiatric hospital by replacing the term "physician or licensed clinical psychologist" with the term "medical practitioner," which is a defined term.Public Law without signature
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869Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Review the Progressive Treatment Program and Processes by Which a Person May Be Involuntarily Admitted to a Psychiatric Hospital or Receive Court-ordered Community TreatmentRep. PerryHHSThis bill directs the Commissioner of Health and Human Services to convene a stakeholder group of interested parties to review the progressive treatment program under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 34-B, section 3873-A to increase participation of nonstate mental health institutions in that program and to review for efficiency and effectiveness the processes by which a person may be involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital or receive court-ordered community treatment pursuant to Title 34-B, chapter 3, subchapter 4, article 3. The commissioner is directed to submit a report with recommendations to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services no later than December 1, 2021. The committee may report out legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 130th Legislature related to the recommendations of the report.Public Law Signed by Governor
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963An Act To Ensure Culturally Informed Programs and Services for Adjudicated Juveniles in the Custody of the Department of CorrectionsRep. BrooksThis bill requires the Commissioner of Corrections to establish treatment and recovery halfway houses for youth in the State to provide halfway house services and substance use disorder treatment, mental health treatment, education and job training and employment and job opportunity services for youth transitioning out of the juvenile justice system who are immigrants or whose families have immigrated to the State. The commissioner is directed to work in partnership with a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of involving immigrants in the civic work of their communities, local immigrant community members and associations and local, state and federal agencies to provide halfway house services and other services in a culturally sensitive manner. The halfway houses must be assigned to only one gender and must provide housing services, referrals to community-based services and supports and education and employment resources. The halfway houses must be funded with contributions from the Department of Corrections and with any grants, donations and private funding received for this purpose.Public Law Signed by Governor
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1009Resolve, To Create a Health Care Ombudsman Position to Serve in Maine's County JailsRep. MadiganHHSThis resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to designate an intensive case manager working in the county jails to serve as a health care ombudsman to oversee county jail inmates with medical and mental health care needs and connect them to the health care services for which they qualify. The health care ombudsman also assists county jail inmates in receiving the medications they need in a timely fashion.Public Law without signature
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149An Act To Facilitate Licensure for Credentialed Individuals from Other JurisdictionsRep. CloutierIDEAThis bill implements some of the recommendations of Resolve 2019, chapter 79 directing the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation to form a working group to assess barriers to professional licensure for skilled individuals with foreign credentials and licensees of other states who apply for Maine licensure. It allows the Director of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to exercise discretionary authority, after consultation with licensing entities, to waive documentation requirements for licensure submitted by applicants educated in or with relevant experience or licensure in other jurisdictions, including other states, United States territories, foreign nations and foreign administrative divisions, as long as the waiver does not reduce the requisite standards of proficiency for the licensed profession or occupation. It allows the director to exercise discretionary authority to waive examination fees and license fees for applicants for licensure educated in or with relevant experience or licensure in other jurisdictions, including other states, United States territories, foreign nations and foreign administrative divisions. It also allows the office, or a licensing board or commission within the office, to grant provisional licenses to applicants educated in or with relevant experience or licensure in other jurisdictions, including other states, United States territories, foreign nations and foreign administrative divisions. It provides the director with rule-making authority to implement these discretionary authorities. It provides the director with the authority to adopt rules to define the term "jurisdiction" for licensing purposes to mean a state, a United States territory, a foreign nation or a foreign
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42 Revised Statutes, Title 10, section 8003 and to provide grants to nongovernmental entities
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642An Act To Ensure That Children Receive Behavioral Health ServicesRep. GramlichJUDThis bill provides that in the event one parent of a minor child opposes providing behavioral health services to the child, the parents are required to enter mediation with a 3rd party in a manner that is timely to the minor child's situationPublic Law Signed by Governor
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858An Act To Expand Recovery Services to Individuals on ProbationRep. McCreightJUDThis bill provides definitions in the Maine Criminal Code chapter regarding probation for the terms "certified intentional peer support specialist," "certified recovery coach," "integrated medication-assisted treatment," "person with substance use disorder," "recovery," "recovery residence" and "recovery support services." If a person on probation is subject to conditions requiring the person to refrain from drug use and excessive use of alcohol and the probation officer has cause to suspect a violation of those conditions, but not a violation of law that constitutes a crime, the bill prohibits arrest and revocation of probation for the violation of probation conditions. If a person on probation is subject to conditions requiring the person to refrain from drug use and excessive use of alcohol and the probation officer has cause to suspect a violation of those conditions, but not a violation of law that constitutes a crime, the bill authorizes the probation officer to impose additional conditions in lieu of probation revocation, including referral to a certified recovery coach, a certified intentional peer support specialist or a qualified recovery support service, allows participation in a public restitution program or treatment program regardless of whether the program is administered through a correctional facility or county jail and prohibits the use of incarceration.Public Law Signed by Governor
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663An Act To Make Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Treatment Available to Maine's Incarcerated PopulationRep. WarrenCJPSThis bill requires the Commissioner of Corrections to establish and maintain a substance use disorder treatment program in the correctional facilities, which must provide for substance use disorder screening and assessment on intake, medically managed withdrawal, all medication-assisted treatment options approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and comprehensive behavioral treatment options, and coordinate with representatives of local recovery communities, medical providers and others for reentry planning and comprehensive treatment options after release. This bill requires initial and ongoing training to correctional staff and health care providers in each facility and tracking of data and outcomes and also requires that health care providers within the facilities be able to carry out all requirements of the program.Public Law w/out signature (Funded off AFA Table)
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320An Act To Provide the Right to Counsel for Juveniles and Improve Due Process for JuvenilesRep. MoralesJUDCurrently, Maine has no minimum age at which a child may be prosecuted for a crime. The purpose of this bill is to prevent children under 12 years of age from being prosecuted for crimes, to prevent children under 14 years of age from being incarcerated, to eliminate the current requirement that, if committed, a juvenile must be committed for at least a year and to prevent courts from imposing dispositions against juveniles that involve commitment without exhausting all other less restrictive alternatives. The bill also mandates regular opportunities for judicial review of a juvenile's commitment in addition to providing an appellate avenue for relief from unfavorable reviews. The overarching goal of the bill is to ensure that fewer children are in the juvenile justice system and that, if and when they do become involved in the system, there is a presumption against incarceration and a requirement for the regular review of any commitment imposed, in order to minimize the harm that incarceration can cause children. The bill amends the statute governing a juvenile's right to counsel to specify that the right to counsel attaches at the juvenile's initial appearance and continues until the court no longer has jurisdiction over the juvenile, including all post-dispositional hearings and during the time of commitment. The bill also requires counsel appointed by the court to continue to represent the juvenile throughout all proceedings concerning the juvenile, unless relieved by the court. The Juvenile Court must assign counsel to a juvenile when a detention order is reviewed. The bill amends the definition of "juvenile" as used in the Maine Juvenile Code to include a person 18 years of age or older who had been adjudicated as a juvenile during the period of a disposition that includes probation and commitment to the Department of Corrections beyond that person's 18th birthday. The bill establishes that the Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over proceedings in which a juvenile had attained 12 years of age at the time of the offense, effective October 1, 2022. The bill authorizes the Juvenile Court to appoint counsel for a juvenile upon the filing of a petition. The bill requires the Juvenile Court to appoint counsel upon a disposition ordering a juvenile to the Department of Corrections juvenile correctional facility; counsel may be in addition to the juvenile's primary counsel. The bill adds 2 considerations that must be accorded weight against ordering placement in a secure facility: whether the juvenile was under 14 years of age at the time of the crime and whether the adjudication is for a juvenile crime that would be a Class D or E crime if it were an adult crime and was not reduced from a crime that was charged as Class A, B or C. The bill adds to the already existing review in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 15, section 3315 a requirement that the juvenile have counsel. It allows courts to require the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health and Human Services, or both, to demonstrate the reasonableness of the current treatment or placement provided or offered if an appropriate treatment or an appropriate less restrictive alternative placement is not being provided. It also allows such judicial reviews for individuals who are 18 to 20 years of age. The bill allows a juvenile to request a hearing under Title 15, section 3317 and to petition for a reduction of a period of commitment and authorizes the court to reduce theperiod of commitment or probation. A juvenile may request this hearing only once every 180 days absent extraordinary circumstances. The bill allows a court to limit commitment to less than one year. The bill allows for appeal of hearings pursuant to Title 15, section 3317. The bill raises the age at which a juvenile may be committed to Long Creek Youth Development Center to 12 years of age beginning October 1, 2022.Public Law without signature
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81An Act To Ensure the Safety of Children Experiencing Homelessness by Extending Shelter Placement PeriodsRep. MeyerHHSThis bill amends the laws governing facilities for children. It amends the definition of "emergency children's shelter" to extend placement from 30 consecutive days or less to 60 consecutive days or less, and it amends the definition of "shelter for homeless children" to extend the limit on overnight lodging and supervision from 30 consecutive overnights to 60 consecutive overnights.Public Law Signed by Governor
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964An Act To Expand Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder Recovery Residence ServicesRep. Justin FecteauHHSThis bill requires recovery residences to be certified according to the standards set by a nationally recognized organization that supports persons recovering from substance use disorder in order to receive contracts from the department or receive housing vouchers or municipal general assistance housing assistance from a person living in a recovery residence. The bill also prevents an applicant for general assistance from being denied general assistance for the sole reason that the person is living in a recovery residence. Th 5 bill requires the costs of living in a recovery residence to be calculated in the same manner as for other housing assistance when maximum amounts of general assistance under the municipal ordinance and the amount of general assistance granted to the applicant are establishedPublic Law w/out signature (Funded off AFA Table)
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1668An Act To Close Long Creek Youth Development Center and Redirect Funding to Community Integration Services for Adjudicated YouthRep. LooknerCJPSThis resolve directs the Department of Corrections to create a plan to close the Long Creek Youth Development Center by June 30, 2023. Current youth incarceration funds must be used for community-based integration services for youth that are not administered by the department. These services include, but are not limited to, supportive housing, jobs programs, educational programs and health care, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment. The plan created by the department must include individual transition plans for remaining youth committed to the Long Creek Youth Development Center; a workforce development plan for Long Creek Youth Development Center staff developed in coordination with the Department of Labor; a process for establishing a community reinvestment fund; and options for moving juvenile services out of the Department of Corrections and to another agency serving youth. The resolve requires the current facility at the Long Creek Youth Development Center to be repurposed for use as a community center with supportive housing. No later than December 1, 2021, the Department of Corrections must submit a report that includes its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, which may report out legislation regarding the report to the Second Regular Session of the 130th Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety must study the selection of an entity to manage and distribute corrections funds currently designated for youth incarceration and may report out legislation regarding its selection of an entity to the Second Regular Session of the 130th Legislature.Vetoed
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