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i_opioidsubstance_2018a_2018-07-20t09:42:22z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For REVIEW OF 2018 COMMITTEE LEGISLATION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Jul 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Review of 2018 Committee Legislation - Committee Discussion Only


09:53:09 AM  

Representative Pettersen engaged the committee in discussion about the best practices for committee meetings. The committee discussed the topics they would like to hear about during the interim, including reviewing the successes of policies and programs addressing the opioid epidemic at both the state and federal levels and reviewing the science and evidence behind the opioid problem, rather than anecdotes.  The members discussed the work the committee accomplished last year.

 

10:01:05 AM  

Committee discussion continued about the areas of interest to committee members, including the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in jails, addiction services, increased communication with other legislators about the effect the opioid crisis is having on their communities, e-prescribing issues, wraparound services for those in recovery, including sober living communities, and the efficacy of the seven day limit on opioid prescriptions.