Medication Consistency Proposal
COMMITTEE ON TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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09:30 AM -- Medication Consistency Proposal
Amanda King, Legislative Council Staff, responded to a question regarding the current status of the advisory task force representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs, and Judicial Branch. A list of current advisory task force members was distributed to the committee (Attachment B).
Regina Huerter, Behavioral Health Transformation Council, provided the committee with an information packet (Attachment C). Ms. Huerter explained the history of the medication consistency formulary. She outlined the issues that arise when medications change after a person moves to a different facility. Ms. Huerter discussed the recommended medication formulary developed by the Behavioral Health Transformation Council. She discussed the medication cost issues and existing state purchasing options. She highlighted the need to educate various facilities about purchasing options. Ms. Huerter referenced the importance of data and information sharing with regard to medication consistency.
Attachment C can be viewed at Legislative Council.
Peggy Heil, Advisory Task Force Member, explained that more would be reported on the grant related to data and information sharing later in the meeting.
Ms. Huerter reviewed the recommendations of the Medication Consistency Work Group provided in the information packet. Ms. Huerter answered questions about possible legislation related to the medication consistency proposal.
Jennifer Novotny, Department of Corrections, answered questions about whether the Department of Corrections could assist people with accessing medications in rural parts of the state.