CORI’s 2014 accomplishments included:
Accomplished: The House, Senate, and Governor all agreed that funding recovery schools was a priority in this years budget and as a result $500,000 was dedicated to funding the four remaining recovery schools in Minnesota in 2015 as well as $1 million in 2016/17.
Accomplished: CORI worked with the Department of Human Services to overhaul state detox policy which will allow Minnesota to become eligible to receive Medicare funds from the federal government.
Accomplished: CORI worked with advocates of the Naloxone bill to help pass it through the Minnesota Legislature.
MN Nurses Association
Accomplished: CORI supported the MN Nurses Association to provide reporting and treatment options for professionals with chemical dependency issues.
Changes: Because CORI was instrumental in passing funding for detox, the department has committed to having a broader discussion about funding mechanisms around the ACA and local partners responsibilities where matching funds are concerned.