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Concerning opioid use disorder treatment, prevention, and related services (Cleveland, Rivers, Carlyle)

See HB 2489

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE
(1) Requires state agencies to develop a data collection plan for determining the number of opioid related overdoses for non-English speakers. (2) Adds contingency sub-sections for subsections 2-5, in the event that HB 1388 is enacted and changes the authority of behavioral health from the Department of Social and Health Services to the health care authority. (3) Expands the scope of the nonpharmacologic treatment recommendations for chronic pain to also include acute and sub-acute pain.

EFFECT OF 2ND SUBSTITUTE (Appropriations)
(1) Adds substance use disorder treatment facilities to the list of allied opioid use disorder community partners. (2) Clarifies that treatment options available includes both controlled and non-controlled medications. (3) Adds language that the EHRs' pricing must be in alignment with current industry pricing for PMP integration. (4) Limits PMP integration requirements to the top three EHRs with the largest market share in the state, and extends the due date to July 1, 2019. (5) Requires DOH and HCA to convene a stakeholder workgroup to study best practices regarding data sharing, and the challenges associated with PMP integration. (6) Requires DOH to submit a report to the Legislature with the workgroup’s findings by November 15, 2018.

Hearing Date: Monday, February 05, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6150&Chamber=Senate&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)