Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to create and maintain a website to educate the public on heroin and prescription opioid abuse. Provides that at a minimum, the website shall include: (i) information on the warning signs of heroin and prescription opioid addiction; (ii) helpful hints for parents on how to discuss the dangers of heroin and prescription opioid addiction with their children; (iii) information on available treatment options and services; (iv) a listing of the toll-free number established by the Department to provide information and referral services for persons with questions concerning substance abuse and treatment; and (v) links to flyers and resources for download. Provides that the Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement the new provisions.
Further amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. In a provision setting forth the functions of the Department of Human Services under the Act, provides that, in partnership with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Human Services shall act as one of the principal State agencies for the sole purpose of calculating the maintenance of effort requirement under a specified provision of the Public Health Service Act and the Code of Federal Regulations.