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Written testimony submitted to Chair John Velis, Chair Adrian Madaro, and members of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery in support of H.1866/S.1247, An Act ensuring access to addiction services. This legislation would amend Section 35 of Chapter 123 to ensure that individuals who are involuntarily committed for substance use treatment are housed and treated in “a secure facility licensed or approved by the department of public health or the department of mental health, which is not a jail or correctional facility.”