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SB 19-228

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 25, 2019
  • Passed Senate Apr 25, 2019
  • Passed House May 02, 2019
  • Governor

Substance Use Disorders Prevention Measures

Abstract

Substance abuse prevention - pharmacy enhanced dispensing fee - health care providers with prescriptive authority - required training - receipt of benefits for prescriptions prohibited - access to prescription drug monitoring program - appropriation to address opioid and other substance use disorder priorities - office of behavioral health grant programs created - center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies program created - perinatal substance use date linkage project created - report - appropriations. The act: Allows a pharmacy that dispenses an opioid to receive an enhanced dispensing fee if the pharmacy provides counseling concerning the risk of opioids to the patient; Prohibits a physician, physician assistant, or an advanced practice nurse from accepting any direct or indirect benefits for prescribing a specific medication; Requires the state board of pharmacy to promulgate rules that require a prescription for an opioid for outpatient use to bear a warning label; Allows medical examiners and coroners access to the prescription drug monitoring program under specified circumstances; Authorizes the department of human services to conduct research that relates to the definition of "abuse" concerning the incidence of prenatal substance exposure and related newborn and family health and human services outcomes as the result of a mother's lawful and unlawful intake of controlled substances; Requires specified state departments to report to the health committees of the general assembly by December 31, 2019, the amount of federal funds that each is receiving or is eligible to receive for use in testing for hepatitis and HIV and the number of individuals currently and anticipated to be tested. The departments are also required to share eligibility standards for treatment with primary care providers. Creates the Charlie Hughes and Nathan Gauna opioid prevention grant program to improve young lives in the office of behavioral health in the department of human services (office) for the purpose preventing opioid use among the state's youth population. Requires the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies (center) to develop and implement a program to increase public awareness about the safe use, storage, and disposal of opioids, and about the availability of antagonist drugs. The general assembly is required to annually appropriate until the 2023-24 fiscal year $750,000 to the center from the marijuana tax cash fund to implement the program. Allows the center, in partnership with an institution of higher education and the state substance abuse trend and response task force to conduct a statewide perinatal substance use data linkage project; Requires the center to hire additional staff to assist local communities in applying for grants; Creates the maternal and child health pilot program in the office to provide grants to obstetric and gynecological health care clinics and to treatment facilities that provide substance use disorder or medication-assisted treatment; and Requires podiatrists, dentists, advanced practice nurses, optometrists, and veterinarians to complete substance use disorder training as part of continuing education required to renew the provider's license if the health care provider has prescriptive authority. $1,192, 367 is appropriated to the department of human services, $1,100,000 is appropriated to the department of higher education, and $2 million is appropriated department of public health and environment, all from the marijuana tax cash fund, to implement the act. Specified provisions of the act are contingent upon House Bill 19-1172 becoming law. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Faith Winter

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 24
Primary

Bri Buentello

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Primary

Jonathan Singer

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Primary

Dominick Moreno

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 21
Primary

Votes


May 02, 2019

BILL

Pass

House

AMEND

Pass

House

BILL

Pass

House

AMD

Pass

House

House

PERM

Pass

House

House

Actions


May 23, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 21, 2019

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 02, 2019

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

May 01, 2019

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 29, 2019

House

House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Insurance

Apr 25, 2019

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Apr 23, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 19, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 11, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Human Services

Apr 01, 2019

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/12/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/22/2019) PDF
PA3 (05/01/2019) PDF
Introduced (04/01/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/24/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/25/2019) PDF
Revised (05/01/2019) PDF
Rerevised (05/02/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/21/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/23/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/30/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/11/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/16/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (04/22/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (05/01/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN5 (08/08/2019) PDF

Sources

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