2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Modify Requirements for Medication Assisted Treatment Funding (language only)

Item 322 #1s

Item 322 #1s

Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities


Page 405, line 35, after "regimens.",  insert:

"In expending any amount, the department shall prioritize allocation of the funding to any portion of medication assisted treatment that are not covered by insurance."

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

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 in the introduced budget 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 prescription drug treatment regimens, instead of solely non-narcotic, long-acting injectable prescription drug treatment regimens. This change allows the service provider to prescribe the most effective treatment option for the individual obtaining treatment services. The amendment also clarifies that funding should be prioritized to those who are not otherwise insured.)