2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 19a - Public Health and Well-Being
Chapter 368ll - Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 19a-902 - Dual licensure program for providers of mental health services and substance abuse services. Drug testing at facilities licensed by Department of Public Health. Regulations.

CT Gen Stat § 19a-902 (2015) What's This?

On or before January 1, 2011, the Department of Public Health, in consultation with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, shall (1) amend the department’s substance abuse treatment regulations; (2) implement a dual licensure program for behavioral health care providers who provide both mental health services and substance abuse services; and (3) permit the use of saliva-based drug screening or urinalysis when conducting initial and subsequent drug screenings of persons who abuse substances other than alcohol at facilities which are licensed by the Department of Public Health.

(P.A. 09-149, S. 3; P.A. 11-242, S. 43.)

History: P.A. 09-149 effective June 29, 2009; P.A. 11-242 designated existing requirements re regulations and program as Subdivs. (1) and (2), added Subdiv. (3) re use of saliva-based drug screening and urinalysis at facilities licensed by Department of Public Health and made a technical change.

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