HB 114

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in House Mar 30, 2023
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Titles 16 And 25 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Recovery Housing.


Substance use disorder constitutes a severe threat to the health and welfare of the citizens of Delaware. Recovery residences address the needs of individuals in recovery from substance use disorder by providing a safe and healthy living environment and a community of supportive recovering peers to which residents are accountable. Recovery residences support the recovery of individuals with substance use disorder and help prevent relapse, criminal justice system involvement, and overdose. Ensuring the certification of recovery residences according to nationally recognized evidence-based standards protects residents and communities from the harm caused by poorly managed or fraudulent recovery residences. This Act institutes a voluntary certification process for recovery residences under standards and procedures that uphold evidence-based best practices and support a safe, healthy, and effective recovery environment. This Act establishes residents' rights of a recovery residence and protects residents against unreasonable and unfair practices in setting and collecting fees and other residence payments. This Act provides training and technical assistance for recovery residence operators and staff. This Act enables the data collection needed to study the effectiveness of Delaware’s recovery residences. Furthermore, this Act establishes penalties for recovery residences engaged in kickbacks, inducements, patient brokering, and other unethical practices. This Act also excludes a certified recovery house admission agreement from the provisions of the Landlord-Tenant Code.

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Mar 30, 2023


Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

Mar 29, 2023


Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Health & Human Development

Mar 24, 2023


Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health & Human Development

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