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i_opioidsubstance_2018a_2018-07-20t09:42:22z9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PUBLIC COMMENT

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



Public Comment - Committee Discussion Only


03:59:29 PM  

Tim Lopez, representing himself, discussed resources for grant writing assistance.

04:02:50 PM  

Dr. Laura Martin, representing herself, provided information on the prescribing of Buprenorphine. She told the committee she supports recovery work and discussed the barriers some individuals in recovery experience when looking for appropriate housing.  She suggested that sober living facilities do not allow people on MAT to live in the facility.

04:09:11 PM  

Duke Rumely, representing himself, spoke about his organization's efforts to create sober events for individuals who like to attend sporting events, but who want to enjoy the event without being surrounded by fans who are drinking and using other substances.

04:11:56 PM  

Dr. Qing Li, representing herself, clarified questions that the committee had during previous sections of the meeting.  She discussed the new concept of legal epidemiology and federal funding to support research.

04:18:38 PM  

Daniel Fuchs, Oxford House Recovery, told the committee about the recovery services Oxford House offers.  He spoke about the peer to peer programs, the 45 Oxford House Recovery homes in Colorado, and the plans to open a home for women and children.  He told the committee that Oxford House does allow individuals who are on MAT to live in their homes.

04:23:10 PM  

Lisa Pearson, representing herself, suggested that insurance companies need to expand coverage to medications and treatments to address pain that are less likely to be abused, such as radiofrequency ablation.