Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1258

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 12-23-18.

Synopsis: Methadone clinic drug testing and minors. Requires a methadone provider to: (1) periodically and randomly test a patient for the use of specified drugs and to include the drug testing procedure in the methadone provider's diversion control plan; and (2) terminate the patient's treatment at the clinic if the drug test is positive for an illegal drug other than the drug being used for the patient's treatment. Prohibits an individual less than 18 years of age from entering the premises of a methadone clinic except in specified circumstances.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





Goodin




    January 14, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1258



    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 12-23-18-2; (08)IN1258.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 12-23-18-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 2. (a) Not later than February 28 of each year, each methadone provider must submit to the division a diversion control plan required under section 1(b)(7) of this chapter. A methadone provider must include in the provider's diversion control plan the provider's drug testing procedure for testing a patient during the patient's treatment by the provider as required in section 2.5 of this chapter.
    (b) Not later than May 1 of each year, the division shall review and approve plans submitted under subsection (a).
    (c) If the division denies a plan submitted under subsection (a), the methadone provider must submit another plan not later than sixty (60) days after the denial of the plan.
SOURCE: IC 12-23-18-2.5; (08)IN1258.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 12-23-18-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 2.5. (a) A methadone provider must periodically and randomly test a patient for the following

during the patient's treatment by the provider:
        (1) Methadone.
        (2) Cocaine.
        (3) Opiates.
        (4) Amphetamines.
        (5) Barbiturates.
        (6) Tetrahydrocannabinol.
        (7) Benzodiazepines.
        (8) Any other drug that has been determined to be abused in the program's locality or any other drug that may have been abused by the patient.
    (b) If the patient tests positive under a test described in subsection (a) for:
        (1) a controlled substance other than a drug for which the patient has a prescription or that is part of the patient's treatment plan at the methadone clinic; or
        (2) an illegal drug other than the drug that is part of the patient's treatment plan at the methadone clinic;
the methadone provider shall terminate the patient's treatment at the methadone clinic.

SOURCE: IC 12-23-18-2.7; (08)IN1258.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 12-23-18-2.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTIONls TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 2.7. An individual less than eighteen (18) years of age may not enter the premises of a methadone clinic unless the individual is:
        (1) being treated at the methadone clinic; or
        (2) operating a motor vehicle to transport an individual being treated at the methadone clinic.