TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-1
Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

SECTION 40.1-1-19


§ 40.1-1-19 Problem gambling – Program.

The department of mental health, retardation, and hospitals, division of substance abuse, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling and the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island, shall develop a program to address problem gambling with the following components:

(1) Treatment services. The division of substance abuse shall designate, through a request for proposals process, comprehensive treatment services for problem gamblers and their family members; provided, however, the cost of the treatment services program does not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). The division shall present the recommended language for the request for proposals to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000;

(2) Prevention education. The Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling shall develop a problem gaming prevention program; provided, however, the cost of the program does not exceed seven thousand dollars ($7,000). The council shall present the recommended program to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000;

(3) Training. The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island shall develop a training program to address problem gambling; provided, however, the cost of the program does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000). The association shall present the recommended program to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000;

(4) Prevalence study. The division of substance abuse shall designate, through a request for proposals process, a prevalence study; provided, however, the cost of the study does not exceed eight thousand dollars ($8,000). The division shall present the recommended language for the request for proposals to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 55, art. 22, § 3.)