2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Alternative Treatment Pilots for Opiate Addiction

Item 312 #8c

Item 312 #8c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2007 $534,000 FY2008 $534,000 GF

Page 280, line 45, strike "$321,010,704" and insert "$321,544,704".
Page 280, line 45, strike "$334,289,754" and insert "$334,823,754".
Page 285, after line 18, insert:
"EE.  Out of this appropriation, $534,000 each year from the general fund shall be provided to implement two model projects with community services boards for opioid treatment expansion in one rural and one urban region.  The projects shall be designed to improve the availability of treatment and integrate buprenorphine therapy into the region's continuum of care for opioid addiction.  The department shall evaluate the results of these projects for improving treatment outcomes and improving key performance indicators, such as recruitment, retention and maintenance of treatment effects for individuals served by the projects.  The department shall report the results of the projects to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2007."

(This amendment provides $1.1 million for the biennium to provide and evaluate alternative treatment services for opiate addiction in a rural and urban region of the Commonwealth.)