Miller bill aims to expand support following overdose, mental health ER visits

STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on legislation sponsored by its chairman, Sen. Joshua Miller, to expand the Alexander C. Perry and Brandon Goldner Act on hospital discharge planning.

The legislation would amend the Rhode Island statute consistent with new federal HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) guidance by allowing hospitals to contact the patient’s emergency contact and recovery coach in certain situations.

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