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SB 6481: Relating to funding recovery programs for persons with mental illness and chemical dependency disorders

SB 6481 requires 10 percent of the funds distributed to the basic health plan trust account from marijuana excise taxes and certain fees, penalties, and forfeitures from marijuana producer, processor, and retailer licenses to be used to fund evidence-based or research-based, intensive community interventions shown to promote recovery and reduce the need for inpatient hospitalization for persons with mental illness, persons with co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency disorders, or both.

Funds expended under this bill must be used for evidence-based or research-based peer support services, including peer bridger programs, crisis services including mobile crisis outreach programs, crisis stabilization and crisis triage, inpatient transition support programs, or supported housing programs.