h_phc_2018a_2018-02-27t13:56:35z0 Hearing Summary CLICS/CLICS2018A/commsumm.nsfPUBLICBILL SUMMARY For UPDATE FROM THE OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEEHOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICESDate Feb 27, 2018 Location RM 271 Update from the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee - Committee Discussion Only Attachment Tag File Name Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2018A/commsumm.nsf/0/72A95E60E297...$File/180227 AttachA.pdf?OpenElement 180227 AttachA.pdf 01:57:40 PM Representative Pettersen provided an overview on the work of the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Committee over the interim. 01:58:38 PM A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment A). Dr. Robert Valuck, Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, provided statistics on opioid overdose deaths nationally and in Colorado. 02:05:23 PM Dr. Valuck described the costs of the opioid epidemic on the economy. He explained the treatment gap for substance abuse and the reasons treatment is not sought. 02:09:43 PM Dr. Valuck responded to questions regarding overdose deaths, data on opioid prescriptions, and illegal drug trafficking. 02:17:01 PM Dr. Valuck explained how prescribed opioids became prevalent in the U.S. Representative Pettersen and Dr. Valuck responded to committee questions on opioid prescribing rates under Medicaid. 02:24:16 PM Dr. Valuck described recent efforts to combat opioid abuse including the President's Commission, new federal funding for treatment expansion, and progress with Colorado's Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse. 02:39:36 PM Dr. Valuck responded to committee questions regarding harm reduction strategies. 02:40:36 PM Jose Esquibel, Colorado Office of the Attorney General, discussed Colorado's response to substance abuse through the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force. 02:49:55 PM Representative Pettersen commented on effective substance use treatment and transitioning from prescription drugs to illegal drugs. 02:52:38 PM Mr. Esquibel summarized six areas of legislative focus regarding the opioid epidemic in Colorado. 03:00:44 PM Dr. Valuck responded to committee questions regarding costs of proposed legislation and different treatment options. 03:03:06 PM Theresa Manocchio anbd Emily Johnson, Colorado Health Institute, presented on a feasibility study regarding House Bill 17-1351. Ms. Manocchio discussed the fiscal impacts of House Bill 17-1351. 03:29:13 PM Ms. Johnson responded to committee questions.