2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-509e. (Formerly Sec. 17a-661). Referrals required for certain patients showing symptoms of substance abuse.

      Sec. 19a-509e. (Formerly Sec. 17a-661). Referrals required for certain patients showing symptoms of substance abuse. Each hospital shall establish and implement, on or before October 1, 1992, a protocol whereby each patient who shows symptoms of substance abuse, shall be provided with informational referrals to (1) entitlement programs for which the patient may be eligible; (2) area substance abuse treatment programs; and (3) appropriate community-based support services.

      (P.A. 90-183, S. 3; P.A. 91-197.)

      History: P.A. 91-197 amended section to require hospitals to establish and implement a protocol by October 1, 1992, to provide patients with information regarding referrals for substance abuse treatment; Sec. 17a-661 transferred to Sec. 19a-509e in 1995.

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