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2D61A47CE8271DB98725845500562CFE Hearing Summary




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BILL SUMMARY For SUD TREATMENT: STAKEHOLDER RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMITTEE DISCUSSION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Aug 13, 2019      
Location Old State Library



SUD Treatment: Stakeholder Recommendations and Committee Discussion - Committee Discussion Only


09:41:17 AM  

Dr. Robert Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, presented on stakeholder recommendations around treatment and provided a handout  (Attachment B).  He discussed gaps in treatment options under private insurance coverage and Medicaid.  He discussed recommendations to redirect federal grant block funding to include low-income individuals who do not qualify as "indigent."

10:00:55 AM  

Dr. Valuck continued his presentation and discussed recommendations to enhance the continuum of care, such as align statutory language addressing the education, prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other substances.  He discussed recommendations to increase access to treatment, including increasing evidence-based withdrawal management, treatment, and recovery capacity.

10:12:23 AM  

Dr. Valuck discussed recommendations regarding improving the quality of treatment and medication assisted treatment (MAT). Dr. Valuck responded to questions.






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