2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Medication Assisted Treatment Services (language only)

Item 390 #3s

Item 390 #3s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 433, following line 8, insert:
"K.1. The Department of Corrections and the Supreme Court shall develop procedures that may incorporate the use of medication assisted treatment services in conjunction with any intensive therapeutic community-style substance abuse treatment program to appropriately access medications to manage and treat opioid addiction.  In addition, the department shall examine the use of these medication assisted treatments within the pre-sentencing, probation and parole phases of opioid dependent offenders.
2. The department shall collect and evaluate data on the availability and use of community medical detoxification and opiate maintenance treatment services of opioid dependent offenders.  As part of this evaluation, the department may conduct a demonstration project to evaluate the impact of medication assisted treatment on recidivism and its financial impact to the state."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)