HOUSE BILL No. 1258
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.
January 14, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and
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
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:
(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.