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Article - Health - General


    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “ASAM Level 3.1 services” means the level of clinically managed, low–intensity residential services for the treatment of addictive, substance–related, and co–occurring conditions described by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

        (3)    “Health professional” means a person who:

            (i)    Is licensed under the Health Occupations Article; and

            (ii)    Is providing mental health or substance–related disorder services according to the requirements of the appropriate professional board.

    (b)    Beginning November 1, 2017, a behavioral health program or health professional, when referring an individual to receive services at a recovery residence, shall:

        (1)    Provide the individual with a list of certified recovery residences operating in the State that is published by the Department under § 19–2503(b) of this article; and

        (2)    Provide to an individual who has been assessed as in need of ASAM Level 3.1 services information on where the individual may receive those services.