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SB24-117

Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Programs

Concerning protections for individuals with an eating disorder, and, in connection therewith, requiring an eating disorder treatment and recovery facility to hold an appropriate designation and requiring the behavioral health administration to regulate the use of involuntary feeding tubes.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

No later than July 1, 2025, the bill requires the behavioral health administration (BHA) to require all eating disorder treatment and recovery facilities (treatment facility) to hold an appropriate designation based on the level of care the treatment facility provides. Licensed clinicians who are not facility-based and offer behavioral health therapy on an outpatient basis are not required to hold a designation.

The bill directs the state board of human services to promulgate rules for treatment facilities.

The bill requires the BHA to promulgate rules concerning involuntary feeding tubes for individuals with an eating disorder.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. L. Cutter
Rep. C. deGruy Kennedy

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