MAADAC Holiday Breakfast December 7 Radisson Milford Dont Miss It!
h CORI Update: DPH Hearing Held November 9th
hLADC Regulation: Next Step BSAS Review
hMAADAC Website: http://www.maadac-ma.org
iBoston MAADAC Business Meeting December 12, 3:30 PM, Atrium 2, Faulkner
iNAADAC Annual Conference ~ Boston, MA ~ July 3-6 , 2002 Save The Dates!
iNAADAC New Executive Director ~Pat Ford-Roegener, ACSW,RN, FAAN
The Department of Public Health held another Emergency CORI Regulation Hearing
November 9th in Worcester. Please see enclosed MA Law Reform Update. DPH Council will vote on CORI Regulation by mid - December.
Licensure for Alcohol and Drug Counselor Hearings held September 24 and 28
n Next Steps
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services reviews testimonies to finalize draft
Public Health Council reviews finalized draft
Approved draft must go through an authorization process
Authorization allows for LADC Regulation to be put into effect
hH2184 was filed to broaden the grandparenting criteria. Questions about H2184
should go to: Recovery Homes Collaborative President, John Brennan, 617-321-2600.
Third Party Payment Legislative Proposal Initiated by MAADAC
H2191 An Act Authorizing Certain Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors To
Receive Certain Insurance Payments, Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald and others
H2191 placed in active study by The Joint Insurance Committee. This means that the Insurance Committee will continue to review the proposed legislation.
Please Help: Keep the momentum going! Ask Your Legislators to
support H2191~ Please thank Representative Fitzgerald for leading the effort.
Send your letters to The State House, Boston, MA 02133.
Please Note with The Current Economic Strains Advocacy Might Prevent Cuts
The Conference Committee resolves the differences between the House and Senate
versions of the Budget. House Conferees are Ways and Means Chairman John Rogers of Norwood, Representative Nancy Flavin of Easthampton, and Representative John Lepper of Attleboro. Senate Conferees are Ways and Means Chairman Mark Montigny of New Bedford, Senator Fred Berry of Peabody, and Senator Michael Knapik of Westfield. If aforementioned are your district legislators- great. If not, you can still contact them and your elected legislators.
The MA Senate Passed Substance Abuse Services Line Item Increase
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Line item 4512-0200- by $3 million for 3 family treatment residences with childcare, plus expand transitional support and residential services., as passed in the Senate. Project ABLE, Mental Health Substance Abuse Corp (MHSACM),Recovery Homes Collaborative, MA Housing and Shelter Alliance are leading this move. More Information? Please call: MHSACM, 508-647-8385.
More Legislation to Support
Info: David Matteodo, MA Association of Behavioral Health Systems, 617-855-3520.
S611, A Health Protection Fund- (Senator Marian Walsh) taxes alcohol, funds treatment. Taxation Committee moved it into active study. Senator Walsh is Chair.
National Legislative Proposals
Congress has Experienced Severe Challenges From The September 11th Tragedy
Call your Congressmen!! The U.S. Capitol Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121.
Go to WWW.NAADAC.Org- Make your voice heard to Congress on line!
MAADAC represented you at a Parity Coalition Meeting with Senator Kennedy!
And MAADAC Boston Region elected Linda Mazak as President,
Joe Kelleher as Vice President, Tom Delaney as Secretary for 2002 and 2003. The Boston Region wants you to come 12/12 , 3:30 PM, Atrium 2, Faulkner to know when what would entice you to attend MAADAC meetings. A time suggestion: holding monthly meetings on a Monday night at 6 PM. What time works for you? In fact, NAADAC Northeast members met, October 20th, at Bill Wilsons Place in Vermont. We want to know as a region-
how we can better support our membership!
Please Come to The MAADAC Holiday Breakfast December 7th to have this conversation!!
From The Office of The MAADAC President.
978-851-0180 ~ Russellv@centerforlifemgtskills.com
Send Counselor of the Year Nominations to MAADAC, PO Box 741 ~ Ware, MA 01082. Enclose short nomination summary, and biography for your nominee. Person must be a member for three years. The recipient will be nominated for NAADAC Counselor of The Year.