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Summary of Substance Use Disorders Legislation (2019)

Health Care & Health Insurance

In response to the high rate of opioid-related addiction and deaths in Colorado, the Colorado General Assembly created the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee.  The committee convened during the 2017 and 2018 interims and will convene again during the 2019 interim to study issues related to substance use disorders (SUD) and develop solutions.  The committee recommended two bills for introduction during the 2019 legislative session.  In addition, several other bills related to substance use prevention, the reduction of harm, and addiction treatment and recovery support were enacted.

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