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State v. Blake: ESB 5476 and behavioral health expansion

State v. Blake (ESB 5476) addresses justice system responses and expands behavioral health prevention, treatment, and services.

Interested in being a member of the Substance Use Recovery Services Advisory Committee? HCA is accepting applications for committee membership through September 10, 2021.

Submit an application

Who is leading the work?

The following agencies and organizations are collaborating on the work of ESB 5476.

Deliverables and timeline

Substance use recovery services plan

The plan includes measures to assist individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in accessing outreach, treatment, and recovery support services that are low barrier, person centered, informed by people with lived experience, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.

  • Preliminary report
    December 1, 2021
  • Final Plan
    December 1, 2022
  • Adopt rules/contract
    December 1, 2023

Homeless Outreach Stabilization Transition (HOST) expansion

HCA will expand HOST programs with the goal of increasing access to modified assertive community treatment delivered by multidisciplinary teams. 

  • Expand HOST programs
    January 1, 2023
  • Distribute grant funds
    March 1, 2024

Other supportive programs

  • HCA will expand efforts to provide opioid use disorder medication in city, county, regional, and tribal jails.
  • HCA will increase contingency management resources for opioid treatment networks that are serving people with stimulant use disorder.

Substance Use Recovery Services Advisory Committee

The Substance Use Recovery Services Advisory Committee will develop measures to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) access outreach, treatment, and recovery support services. Services will be:

  • Low barrier.
  • Person-centered.
  • Informed by people with lived experience.
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate.

The committee will include a panel of individuals with lived experience, legislative representation, and local and national experts. If you are interested in becoming a member, submit an application by September 10, 2021.

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