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Bill Detail: SB19-001

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Title Expand Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program
Status Governor Signed (05/14/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors B. Buentello (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Garcia (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

In 2017, the general assembly enacted Senate Bill 17-074, which
created a 2-year medication-assisted treatment (MAT) expansion pilot
program, administered by the university of Colorado college of nursing,
to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to opioid-dependent
patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The 2017 act directs the general
assembly to appropriate $500,000 per year for the 2017-18 and 2018-19
fiscal years from the marijuana tax cash fund to the university of
Colorado board of regents, for allocation to the college of nursing to
implement the pilot program. The pilot program repeals on June 30, 2020.
The bill:
  • Expands the pilot program to the counties in the San Luis
valley and 2 additional counties in which a need is
  • Shifts responsibility to administer the pilot program from
the college of nursing to the center for research into
substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery
support strategies;
  • Adds representatives from the San Luis valley and any
other counties selected to participate in the pilot program
to the advisory board that assists in administering the
  • Increases the annual appropriation for the pilot program to
$5 million for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years; and
  • Extends the program an additional 2 years.

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