March 13, 2007





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 450

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DIGEST OF SB 450 (Updated March 7, 2007 6:55 pm - DI 77)



Citations Affected: IC 12-23; noncode.

Synopsis: Opioid treatment program moratorium and report. Places a moratorium on new opioid treatment programs until December 31, 2008. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) compare other state regulations of methadone clinics with Indiana regulations; (2) address concerns that have been raised concerning Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics; and (3) prepare a report to be submitted to the health finance commission and the general assembly; before July 1, 2007. Requires the director of the division of mental health and addiction to testify before the health finance commission, and requires the health finance commission to study the adequacy of Indiana's methadone clinic regulations during the 2007 interim. Repeals a provision that allows new methadone providers under certain circumstances.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2007.





Sipes , Miller
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ STEMLER, BROWN T)




    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    February 1, 2007, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 12, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 13, 2007, engrossed.
    February 19, 2007, returned to second reading.
    February 20, 2007, reread second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 21, 2007, engrossed.
    February 22, 2007, read third time, passed. Yeas 49, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 27, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    March 12, 2007, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






March 13, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 450



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 12-23-18-5.5; (07)ES0450.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 12-23-18-5.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5.5. (a) The division may not grant specific approval to be a new opioid treatment program. This section does not apply to applications for new opioid treatment programs pending prior to March 1, 2007.
     (b) This section expires December 31, 2008.
SOURCE: ; (07)ES0450.1.2. -->
SOURCE: -->     SECTION 2. P.L.25-2006, SECTION 1, IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007].
SOURCE: ; (07)ES0450.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "division" refers to the division of mental health and addiction established by IC 12-21-1-1.
    (b) Before July 1, 2007, the division shall do the following:
        (1) Compare other state regulation of methadone clinics with Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics.
        (2) Review and address concerns regarding Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics that have been raised in

public meetings and by community advocates.
        (3) Prepare a report detailing the division's findings and actions concerning subdivisions (1) and (2) and submit the report:
            (A) to the health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3; and
            (B) to the general assembly in electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
    (c) The director of the division shall testify to the health finance commission upon the commission's request during the 2007 interim of the general assembly concerning the adequacy of Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics and the contents of the report required in subsection (b).
    (d) The health finance commission shall study the adequacy of Indiana's regulation of methadone clinics during the 2007 interim.
    (e) This SECTION expires December 31, 2007.

SOURCE: ; (07)ES0450.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.