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Montana adds protections for kids in private residential treatment programs

A new law aims to bolster protections for teens in programs that are part of what is commonly referred to as the “troubled teen industry.” The law increases the state Department of Public Health and Human Services’ oversight of such programs by requiring weekly, unmonitored video calls between program attendees and their parents, more inspections, and a 24-hour child abuse hotline for program residents.