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SB18-168

Medication-assisted Treatment Through Pharmacies

Concerning payment reform in the medical assistance program to provide access to medication-assisted treatment for the prevention of relapse for persons suffering from substance use disorders.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill requires extended-release opioid antagonists for use in medication-assisted treatment to be included as a pharmacy benefit under the medical assistance program.

The bill permits a pharmacist who has entered into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more prescribers to administer injectable medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and receive an enhanced dispensing fee under the Colorado medical assistance program for the administration.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Tate

Sponsor

Co-sponsor