Senate passes bill requiring inpatient drug rehab centers to provide transportation to patients

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS)– On Monday, the West Virginia State Senate passed a bill that would need substance use disorder inpatient providers to provide transportation to its patients.

Senate Bill 243, presented by Senator Mike Azinger (R-Wood), would help people in their recovery by enabling transportation back to a particular place after being released.

According to the bill, residential substance use disorder service centers in West Virginia need to use their patients a method of transportation back to the individual’s state of birth, a state in which they have actually formerly lived, or a state where they have a family assistance structure.

The bill passed on a 32-0 vote with 2 members missing. Senate Bill 243 now goes to your home of Delegates for factor to consider.

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