SB389: Substance-exposed infants; plan for services, report.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 2 of Title 32.1 an article numbered 17, consisting of a section numbered 32.1-73.12, relating to substance-exposed infants; plan for services.
[S 389]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 2 of Title 32.1 an article numbered 17, consisting of a section numbered 32.1-73.12, as follows:

Article 17.
Substance-Exposed Infants.

§ 32.1-73.12. Department to be lead agency for services for substance-exposed infants.

The Department shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth. Such plan shall support a trauma-informed approach to identification and treatment of substance-exposed infants and their caregivers and shall include options for improving screening and identification of substance-using pregnant women; use of multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and service delivery during the prenatal period and following the birth of the substance-exposed child; and referral among providers serving substance-exposed infants and their families and caregivers. In carrying out its duties, the Department shall work cooperatively with the Department of Social Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, community services boards and behavioral health authorities, local departments of health, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Virginia Section, and such other stakeholders as may be appropriate. The Department shall report annually on December 1 to the General Assembly regarding implementation of the plan.


SENATE BILL NO. 389
Senate Amendments in [ ] – February 8, 2018
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 2 of Title 32.1 an article numbered 17, consisting of a section numbered 32.1-73.12, relating to substance-exposed infants; plan for services.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Chafin

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 2 of Title 32.1 an article numbered 17, consisting of a section numbered 32.1-73.12, as follows:

Article 17.
Substance-Exposed Infants.

§ 32.1-73.12. Department to be lead agency for services for substance-exposed infants.

The Department shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth. Such plan shall support a trauma-informed approach to identification and treatment of substance-exposed infants and their caregivers and shall include options for improving screening and identification of substance-using pregnant women; use of multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and service delivery during the prenatal period and following the birth of the substance-exposed child; and referral among providers serving substance-exposed infants and their families and caregivers. In carrying out its duties, the Department shall work cooperatively with the Department of Social Services,  [ the  ] Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, community services boards and behavioral health authorities, local departments of health,  [ the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Virginia Section,  ] and such other stakeholders as may be appropriate.  [ The Department shall report annually on December 1 to the General Assembly regarding implementation of the plan.  ]

SENATE BILL NO. 389

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 9, 2018
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 2 of Title 32.1 an article numbered 17, consisting of a section numbered 32.1-73.12, relating to substance-exposed infants; plan for services.
Patron-- Chafin

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 2 of Title 32.1 an article numbered 17, consisting of a section numbered 32.1-73.12, as follows:

Article 17.
Substance-Exposed Infants.

§ 32.1-73.12. Department to be lead agency for services for substance-exposed infants.

The Department shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth. Such plan shall support a trauma-informed approach to identification and treatment of substance-exposed infants and their caregivers and shall include options for improving screening and identification of substance-using pregnant women; use of multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and service delivery during the prenatal period and following the birth of the substance-exposed child; and referral among providers serving substance-exposed infants and their families and caregivers. In carrying out its duties, the Department shall work cooperatively with the Department of Social Services, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, community services boards and behavioral health authorities, local departments of health, and such other stakeholders as may be appropriate.