SB 521
Modifies provisions relating to medication-assisted treatment
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Last Action:
3/24/2021 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Health and Pensions Committee (2497S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 521 - Under this act, the Department of Corrections and all other state entities responsible for the care of persons detained or incarcerated in jails or prisons shall be required to ensure all such persons are assessed for substance abuse disorders; shall make available certain medication-assisted treatment services, consistent with a treatment plan developed by a physician; and shall not impose any arbitrary limitations on the type of medication or other treatment prescribed or dose or duration of the recommended services.

This act also modifies the list of covered medications to include formulations of buprenorphine other than tablets and formulations of naltrexone other than extended-release injectable formulations.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SBs 53 & 60 (2021), SB 814 (2020), and a provision in SB 507 (2019).



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