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a. The Commissioner of Human Services and the Commissioner of Corrections shall formulate a plan to provide adequate and appropriate mental health and substance use disorder services to inmates in all State-owned , operated, or contracted correctional facilities.
The plan shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
(1) Procedures for identifying a person in need of mental health and substance use disorder services when the person is initially admitted to a State-owned , operated, or contracted correctional facility, and while the person is confined therein;
(2) Procedures for providing a mental health and substance use disorder evaluation to a person identified under subsection a. of this section to determine whether the person is in need of mental health or substance use disorder services;
(3) Procedures for providing adequate and appropriate mental health or substance use disorder treatment to a person determined to be in need under paragraph (2) of this subsection;
(4) Enumeration of the types of mental health and substance use disorder treatment that may be provided to a person determined to be in need under paragraph (2) of this subsection, which types of treatment shall include, but need not be limited to, individual or group counseling, treatment with prescription drugs, and increased monitoring as needed to prevent harm to self or others, which may include confinement in a secure hospital setting;
(5) Procedures for the provision of medication-assisted treatment in substance use disorder treatment programs, as appropriate and available;
(6) Procedures for terminating the treatment provided under paragraph (3) of this subsection when it is no longer needed by the person receiving it;
(7) Identifying community mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers and services to assist in a person's community reintegration upon the person's discharge from a State-owned, operated, or contracted correctional facility;
(8) Procedures for ensuring cooperation between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services at all personnel levels and at every stage of identification, evaluation, treatment, and termination of treatment so that adequate and appropriate mental health and substance use disorder services are provided;
(9) Procedures for maintaining the confidentiality of mental health and substance use disorder treatment records; and
(10) Procedures for biennial review and revision of the plan developed under this section.
b. Mental health and substance use disorder treatment services in State-owned, operated, or contracted facilities, as appropriate, shall be delivered by licensed provider organizations.
c. The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules and regulations, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), to establish standards and requirements for the licensure of substance use disorder treatment programs operating within State-owned, operated, or contracted correctional facilities, as appropriate. In developing regulations, the department shall take into consideration the unique characteristics of treatment programs operating within a correctional environment.
d. The Department of Human Services is authorized to develop a plan to provide mental health and substance use disorder services to inmates in county-operated correctional facilities, in consultation with the county-designated individual or entity charged with the planning of treatment services for county inmates.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 4-82.2 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-30-institutions-and-agencies/nj-st-sect-30-4-82-2/
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