Opioid Misuse Prevention | Mental Health Colorado Action Dashboard

HB 18-1003 - House Bill

Opioid Misuse Prevention

Introduced
Jan 10, 2018
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed Into Law

Section 1 of the bill establishes in statute the opioid and other substance use disorders study committee, consisting of 5 senators and 5 representatives from the general assembly, to:

Study data and statistics on the scope of the substance use disorder problem in Colorado;
Study current prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans, as well as public and private insurance coverage and other sources of support for treatment and recovery resources;
Review the availability of medication-assisted treatment and the ability of pharmacists to prescribe those medications;
Examine measures that other states and countries use to address substance use disorders;
Identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans and hurdles to accessing those resources; and
Identify possible legislative options to address gaps and hurdles to accessing prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources.
The committee is authorized to meet 6 times in a calendar year and may report up to 6 legislative measures to the legislative council, which bills are exempt from bill limitations and introduction deadlines. The committee is repealed on July 1, 2020.
Section 2 specifies school-based health care centers may apply for grants from the school-based health center grant program to expand behavioral health services to include treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders.
Section 3 directs the department of health care policy and financing, starting July 1, 2018, to award grants to organizations to operate a substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral program.
Section 4 directs the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery to develop and implement continuing medical education activities to help prescribers of pain medication to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, and when appropriate, prescribe opioids. Sections 2 through 4 also direct the general assembly to appropriate money to implement those sections.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee.

Votes

Yes No Other
BILL 28 7 0
BILL 40 21 0
REPASS 40 20 0
CONCUR 59 1 0

Actions

Date Chamber Action
May 21, 2018 executive Governor Signed
May 16, 2018 executive Sent to the Governor
May 16, 2018 upper Signed by the President of the Senate
May 16, 2018 lower Signed by the Speaker of the House
May 04, 2018 lower House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
May 02, 2018 lower House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
May 02, 2018 upper Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
May 01, 2018 upper Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
Apr 27, 2018 upper Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Apr 26, 2018 upper Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Apr 25, 2018 upper Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Legislative Council
Apr 23, 2018 upper Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Apr 20, 2018 lower House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Apr 19, 2018 lower House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
Apr 19, 2018 lower House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
Mar 13, 2018 lower House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
Jan 10, 2018 lower Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services