2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Governor Kate Brown for Office of the Governor)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to drugs; declaring an emergency.|
Declares legislative intent to consider substance use disorder as chronic illness.
Directs Department of Corrections to study issues related to continuity of care for persons in department's custody. Requires department to report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly not later than July 1, 2020. Sunsets January 2, 2021. Directs Oregon Health Authority to convene advisory group to make recommendations for accreditation requirements for substance use treatment providers. Requires authority to implement requirements not later than January 2, 2021. Sunsets January 2, 2022. Directs Health Evidence Review Commission to study prohibiting health insurance public payers from requiring prior authorization for reimbursements related to substance use disorder treatment. Requires commission to report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly not later than December 31, 2019. Sunsets January 2, 2020.] Directs authority to prohibit coordinated care organizations and public payers of health insurance from requiring prior authorization of payment during first 30 days of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Directs authority to implement pilot project to provide substance use disorder treatment to pregnant persons. Requires authority to report on pilot project to interim committee of Legislative Assembly not later than December 31 of each year. Sunsets January 2, 2022. Provides affirmative defense to unlawful possession of controlled substance for employee or volunteer of syringe services program. Defines "syringe services program." Requires prescription monitoring program established by authority to be accessible to dental directors. Defines "dental director." Requires dispensation of gabapentin to be reported to prescription monitoring program. Allows Prescription Monitoring Program Prescribing Practices Review Subcommittee to direct authority to compare prescriptions of certain drugs between similarly situated practitioners for purposes of evaluation. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|