2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Modify Requirements for Medication Assisted Treatment (language only)

Item 322 #3h

Item 322 #3h

Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities


Page 405, line 36, strike "non-narcotic, non-addictive," and insert:

"appropriate long-acting injectable".

Page 405, line 37, after "probation;" insert "or".

Page 405, line 38, after "jail", strike "; or (iii)", and insert:

". The department shall ensure that a portion of the funding is used for appropriate prescription drug treatment regimens for individuals who are".


(This amendment modifies language related to medication assisted treatment for individuals who are addicted to opioids. Language changes require that a portion of the funding be used for appropriate long-acting injectable prescription drug treatment regimens used for drug treatment court programs, instead of solely non-narcotic long-acting injectable prescription drug treatment regimens. Injectable narcotic long-acting prescription drugs can be effective and easily controlled by the service provider so as to prevent any potential abuse by the individual obtaining treatment services.)