CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.

§16-59-3. Referrals to recovery residences; prohibitions; receipt of state funds.

(a) The certifying agency shall maintain, publish, and disseminate a list of drug- and alcohol-free housing certified pursuant to this section. This list shall be disseminated to the department for use by each state agency or vendor with a statewide contract that provides substance use disorder treatment services. The list shall also be posted on the website maintained by the certifying agency.

(b) The Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Parole Board, county probation offices, day report centers, municipal courts, and a medical or clinical treatment facility that receives any funds for its operations from the State Treasury may not make a referral of any prisoner, parolee, probationer, or prospective, current, or discharged patient or client to a recovery residence unless the recovery residence holds a valid certificate of compliance as provided in §16-59-2 of this code.

(c) No recovery residence is eligible to receive funds from any source within the State Treasury unless it holds a valid certificate of compliance as provided in §16-59-2 of this code.

(d) A state agency and a medical or clinical treatment facility that receive funds for its operation from the State Treasury, that make referrals to recovery residences shall maintain records of referrals to or from recovery residences.

(e) Nothing in this section requires a state agency or a clinical or medical provider to make a referral of a person to a recovery residence.

(f) A person who violates this section commits a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.