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Treatment For Opioids And Substance Use Disorders

Concerning methods to increase access to treatment for behavioral health disorders.
2019 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Directs the department of human services to implement a centralized, web-based behavioral health capacity tracking system to track available treatment capacity at behavioral health facilities and at programs for medication-assisted treatment and medical detoxification for substance use disorders, as well as other types of treatment ( section 1 );
  • Directs the department of human services to implement a care navigation system to assist individuals in obtaining access to treatment for substance use disorders, including medical detoxification and residential and inpatient treatment ( section 2 ); and
  • Creates the building substance use disorder treatment capacity in underserved communities grant program to provide services in rural and frontier communities, prioritizing areas of the state that are unserved or underserved ( section 3 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. J. Wilson
Sen. B. Pettersen, Sen. K. Priola