March 13, 2007
SENATE BILL No. 450
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.
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ STEMLER, BROWN T)
January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
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.
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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SENATE BILL No. 450
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
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. -->
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 P.L.25-2006, SECTION 1, IS REPEALED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
(A) to the health finance commission established by
IC 2-5-23-3; and
(B) to the general assembly in electronic format under
(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.