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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For STATUS OF CURRENT COLORADO INITIATIVES: SB17-074, HB 14-1207, AND 17-192

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



Status of Current Colorado Initiatives: SB17-074, HB 14-1207, and 17-192 - Committee Discussion Only


01:48:07 PM  

Dr. Mary Weber, University of Colorado - College of Nursing, presented on Senate Bill 17-074 and provided a handout to the committee [Attachemnt E].  She told the committee that the purpose of the bill is to increase access to MAT in Routt and Pueblo counties and expand the number of nurse practitioners and physician assistances who are trained and licensed to provide MAT.  Dr. Weber discussed the results of the pilot program at the two sites in Pueblo County and one site in Routt County.  She discussed the wraparound services provided at the three pilot sites, the efforts to provide recovery services, and community outreach efforts.

01:53:08 PM  

Ms. Weber discussed the barriers to care individuals with substance use disorders experience when seeking services and recommendations to reduce these barriers. She explained that providing MAT is complicated for providers.

01:59:26 PM  

Dr. Weber discussed the barriers individuals with substance use disorders experience when seeking services and recommendations to reduce these barriers. Dr. Weber concluded her presentation.

02:10:33 PM  

Greg Fabisiak, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), presented on the Colorado Household Medication Take-Back Program and provided a handout [Attachment F].  He discussed the growth in the number of sites that participate in the program each month and the pounds of prescription medication collected per month.  He discussed the disposal of collected medications and the contract CDPHE maintains with a DEA-registered reverse distributor for disposal.  He discussed the efforts CDPHE has taken to increase the number of take- back sites and to promote those sites.