HB 2421 - DIGEST

Finds that standardized chemical dependency assessment protocols should be required in court-involved chemical dependency cases to ensure accurate assessments and treatment plans. Assessment protocols should require that collateral background information be obtained along with a drug screen urinalysis obtained at time of assessment and that a standardized assessment summary should be required in all court-involved assessments.

Declares that accurate assessments and treatment plans are necessary so that individuals receive appropriate treatment interventions and are not put at risk of reoffending by continuing to become intoxicated and driving a vehicle placing the public at risk.

Declares an intent to establish standardized chemical dependency assessment protocols to be used uniformly statewide.