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EXPLANATION: directs daodas and hhs to secure funding to help purchase new health information technology
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 25,
DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, page 394,
after line 13, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to
/(DAODAS: Health Information Technology) The Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services shall work with Department of Health and Human Services and each county's designated alcohol and drug abuse authorities to pursue funding to aid in purchasing the appropriate Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) behavioral health Electronic Health Records (EHR) system for the authorities. The new system shall streamline the 301 system and shall contain CCHIT certified programming that will have the capability of interoperability with other state agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services and Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and the Department of Health and Human Services shall work together to determine if additional funding may be available to assist in offsetting the costs associated with the new system implementation through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program or any other grant programs./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.