SB17-074

SB17-074 - Create Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the creation of a pilot program in certain areas of the state experiencing high levels of opioid addiction to award grants to increase access to addiction treatment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill creates the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) expansion pilot program, administered by the university of Colorado college of nursing, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to opioid-dependent patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The pilot program will provide grants to community- and office-based practices, behavioral health organizations, and substance abuse treatment organizations to:

 

  • Assist nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in those settings to obtain training and support required under the federal 'Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016' (CARA) to enable them to prescribe buprenorphine and other FDA-approved medications and therapies as part of providing MAT to opioid-dependent patients; and
  • Provide behavioral therapies in conjunction with medication as part of the provision of MAT to opioid-dependent patients.

The general assembly is directed to appropriate $500,000 per year for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years from the marijuana tax cash fund to the university of Colorado board of regents, for allocation to the college of nursing to implement the pilot program.

Each grant recipient must submit a report to the college of nursing regarding the use of the grant, and the college of nursing must submit a summarized report to the governor and the health committees of the senate and house of representatives regarding the pilot program.

The pilot program is established and funded for 2 years and repeals on June 30, 2020.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: May 22, 2017
05/22/2017 - Governor Signed
05/19/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/04/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/03/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/02/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/11/2017 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/23/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
03/22/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/21/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/20/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/17/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/14/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/08/2017 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/13/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services