Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Controlled substances. Prohibits Medicaid reimbursement for Subutex, Suboxone, or a similar trade name or generic of the drug if the drug was prescribed for the treatment of pain or pain management and the drug is only indicated for addiction treatment. Requires the office of the secretary and the division of mental health and addiction to develop a treatment protocol containing best practice guidelines for the treatment of opiate dependent patients to be used by certain office based opioid treatment providers. Requires the office of the secretary to recommend certain best practice guidelines to: (1) the professional licensing agency; (2) the Controlled substances. Prohibits Medicaid reimbursement for Subutex, Suboxone, or a similar trade name or generic of the drug if the drug was prescribed for the treatment of pain or pain management and the drug is only indicated for addiction treatment. Requires the office of the secretary and the division of mental health and addiction to develop a treatment protocol containing best practice guidelines for the treatment of opiate dependent patients to be used by certain office based opioid treatment providers. Requires the office of the secretary to recommend certain best practice guidelines to: (1) the professional licensing agency; (2) the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office); and (3) a managed care organization that has contracted with the office. ... View more