HOUSE BILL NO. 6292

October 07, 2020, Introduced by Rep. Hernandez and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

A bill to amend 1974 PA 258, entitled

"Mental health code,"

(MCL 330.1001 to 330.2106) by adding sections 273a and 273b.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 273a. The department shall create and operate a grant program to provide grants to high schools that are specifically designated for students recovering from a substance use disorder. Each year from available funds, the department shall award grants under this section to support the costs of counselors, therapeutic staff, and recovery coaching staff at high schools described in this section. In granting an application, the department shall place a priority based on the applicant's cost of providing substance use disorder counselors. Each grant that the department awards under this section shall not exceed $150,000.00 per applicant.

Sec. 273b. The department shall create and operate a competitive grant program to provide grants to recovery community organizations. Each year from available funds, the department shall award grants under this section to recovery community organizations to offer or expand recovery support center services or recovery community center services to individuals seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorders. Each grant that the department awards under this section shall not exceed $150,000.00 per applicant. In awarding a grant, the department shall place priority on recovery community organizations that do all of the following:

(a) Provide recovery support navigation that includes the following:

(i) Multiple recovery pathways.

(ii) Assistance for individuals navigating recovery resources such as detoxification, treatment, recovery housing, support groups, peer support, and family support.

(iii) The promotion of community wellness and engagement.

(iv) Recovery advocacy that provides hope and encourages recovery.

(v) A peer-led, peer-driven organization that offers recovery to any individual seeking recovery from addiction.

(b) Provide recovery outreach education that includes the following:

(i) On-site recovery education in the workplace.

(ii) All-staff employee meetings.

(iii) On-site support for employees and family members.

(iv) Connections for employees and family members of employees suffering from addiction to local recovery resources such as treatment, recovery housing, and support groups.

(v) Connections with employers to provide recovery advocacy.

(c) Provide recovery activities and events that include the following:

(i) Safe, ongoing recovery activities and events.

(ii) Opportunities to volunteer and participate in activities and events.

(iii) Opportunities for family members and supporters of recovery to be involved.

(iv) Meetings and activities on nutrition, health, and wellness.

(v) Meetings and activities on mindfulness, meditation, and yoga.