K.S.A. 21-6824 (2003 SB 123) was created during the 2003 legislative session. Under community corrections supervision, SB 123 provides certified substance abuse treatment for offenders convicted of K.S.A 21-5706 (drug possession), who are nonviolent adult offenders with no prior convictions of drug trafficking, drug manufacturing or drug possession with intent to sell. The Kansas Sentencing Commission provides administration, monitoring, evaluation, payment services, publications, and informational meetings for the SB 123 program.
To provide community intervention and the opportunity for treatment to certain offenders with substance abuse problems in order to address more effectively prison recidivism of substance abusers in the state prison system, which should be reserved for serious, violent offenders.
SB 123 notified stakeholders on June 26, 2020 changes that took effect on July 1, 2020.
Attention SB 123 Providers, Community Corrections, and Stakeholders:
Effective immediately SB 123 providers will be able to bill for Telehealth services to accommodate client needs during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Providers must utilize HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms, the service must be supported by their current licensure provisions, and must be identical in content to those services rendered in-office. Telehealth billing will be limited to Outpatient Individual and Group at this time. Any questions should be addressed to the SB 123 Program Director.
Thank you for continuing to provide quality services to this population under these less-than-ideal circumstances.
Kira E. Johnson, LMLP
SB 123 Program Director
Read the KSSC SB123 Beacon Press Release.
As of January 16, 2015, the Commission will now reimburse Community Corrections and Court Services agencies up to $5.00 per SASSI assessment when considering offenders for SB 123 substance abuse treatment.