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Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Concerning measures to assist an individual's recovery from a substance use disorder, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Human Services
Bill Summary

The act:

  • Continues the opioid and other substance use disorders study committee (committee) for an additional 4 years, meeting every other year beginning in 2021;
  • In addition to the existing areas of study, for the 2021 interim, requires the committee to study the relationship between mental health conditions and substance use disorders and the effect of COVID-19 on substance use disorders;
  • Requires the state substance abuse trend and response task force to convene stakeholders for the purpose of generating policy recommendations related to opioid and other substance use disorders and reviewing progress on bills introduced by the committee and passed by the general assembly;
  • Modifies how child abuse, neglect, or dependency is determined in situations involving alcohol or substance exposure; and
  • Authorizes the statewide perinatal substance use data linkage project to conduct ongoing research related to the incidence of perinatal substance exposure or related infant and family health and human service outcomes based on the new standards for determining child abuse, neglect, or dependency when alcohol or substance exposure is involved.

$74,620 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of human services and reappropriated to the department of law to purchase legal services. The appropriation to the office of the governor, for use by the office of information technology for applications administration, is reduced by $74,620.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details