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BILL SUMMARY For SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM STAKEHOLDER RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMITTEE DISCUSSION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Jul 30, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Substance Use Disorder and the Criminal Justice System Stakeholder Recommendations and Committee Discussion - Committee Discussion Only


09:42:19 AM  

Senator Pettersen called the meeting to order and an agenda was distributed (Attachment A).

09:45:35 AM  

Dr. Robert Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, discussed the criminal justice stakeholder recommendations related to substance use disorder (SUD) and distributed a handout (Attachment B).  Dr. Valuck summarized the recommendations regarding jail-based treatment, judicial programs and education, and diversion and overdose response programs. 

09:51:11 AM  

Representative Herod asked about funding for criminal justice programs, in particular the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program.  Dr. Valuck discussed policy suggestions regarding sentencing reform and housing.

09:58:49 AM  

Dr. Valuck discussed the Consortium-specific policy recommendations, including requiring jails to provide all FDA-approved addiction medications.  Senator Kennedy asked about the risks of withdrawal and atagonists. Discussion ensued.  Senator Pettersen discussed criminal record sealing and supportive services for persons with SUD.






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