SB 450-1_ Filed 04/27/2007, 16:29

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR ESB 450



Citations Affected: IC 12-23-18.

Synopsis: Opioid treatment. Conference committee report for ESB 450. Adds a $30 resident methadone clinic patient fee and increases the fee for nonresident methadone clinic patients from $20 to $150. Specifies uses for the methadone diversion control and oversight program fund. Extends the expiration date for the methadone diversion and control oversight program from June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2010. Places a moratorium on new opioid treatment programs until December 31, 2008. Requires the division of mental health and addiction (division) 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 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. (This conference committee report: (1) adds a $30 fee for Indiana resident and $150 fee for nonresident methadone clinic patients; (2) specifies uses for the methadone diversion control and oversight program fund; and (3) extends the expiration date for the methadone diversion and control oversight program from June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2010.)

Effective: July 1, 2007.



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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 450 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (07)CC045003.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 12-23-18-3; (07)CC045003.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 12-23-18-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 3. (a) By May 15 of each year, each methadone provider shall submit to the division a fee of:
         (1) twenty dollars ($20) thirty dollars ($30) for each Indiana resident patient; and
        (2) one hundred fifty dollars ($150)
for each nonresident patient;
treated by the methadone provider during the preceding calender calendar year.
    (b) The fee collected under subsection (a) shall be deposited in the methadone diversion control and oversight program fund established under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 12-23-18-4; (07)CC045003.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 12-23-18-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 4. (a) As used in this section, "fund" means the methadone diversion control and oversight program fund established under subsection (b).
    (b) The methadone diversion control and oversight program fund is established to administer and carry out the purposes of this chapter. The fund shall be administered by the division. Money in the fund

may also be used for the following:
        (1) To support technical assistance to health providers who provide assistance concerning the following:
            (A) Methadone and other medication assisted therapy.
            (B) Evidence based addiction treatment.
            (C) Interventions and treatment of individuals suffering with co-existing disorders of mental illness and substance abuse addiction disorders.
        (2) To include methadone providers in the quality review process of reviewing methadone consumer services.
        (3) To provide mental health and addiction prevention and treatment services to consumers.

    (c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) The treasurer of state shall invest money in the fund in the same manner as other public money may be invested.
    (e) Money in the fund at the end of the state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.".

SOURCE: Page 1, line 7; (07)CC045003.1. -->     Page 1, between lines 7 and 8, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 12-23-18-6; (07)CC045003.4. -->     "SECTION 4. IC 12-23-18-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. This chapter expires June 30, 2008. 2010.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 450 as printed March 13, 2007.)




Conference Committee Report

on

Engrossed Senate Bill 450



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igned by:

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    Senator MillerRepresentative Stemler
    Chairperson

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    Senator SipesRepresentative Crouch

    Senate Conferees    House Conferees


CC045003/DI 104
2007