Senate Bill 273 (S-1) as passed by the Senate

Sponsor:  Sen. Rick Jones

House Committee:  Health Policy

Senate Committee:  Health Policy

Complete to 9-16-17


Senate Bill 273 would amend the Public Health Code to require a licensee or registrant who treats a patient for an opioid-related overdose to provide information to the patient on substance use disorder services.  The bill would take effect 90 days after enactment.

Substance use disorder services as used in the bill includes both of the following, as defined in Section 100d of the Mental Health Code (MCL 330.1100d):


Substance use disorder prevention services: services that are intended to reduce the consequences of substance use disorders in communities by preventing or delaying the onset of substance abuse and that are intended to reduce the progression of substance use disorders in individuals. Substance use disorder prevention is an ordered set of steps that promotes individual, family, and community health; prevents mental and behavioral disorders; supports resilience and recovery; and reinforces treatment principles to prevent relapse.

Substance use disorder treatment and rehabilitation services: providing identifiable recovery-oriented services including early intervention and crisis intervention counseling services for individuals who are current or former individuals with substance use disorder; referral services for individuals with substance use disorder, their families, and the general public; and planned treatment services, including chemotherapy, counseling, or rehabilitation for individuals physiologically or psychologically dependent upon or abusing alcohol or drugs.  

Proposed MCL 333.16282


Senate Bill 273 would likely result in a minor cost increase for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, specifically for the Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS). The BCHS may experience increased costs for additional investigatory functions and for enforcement actions. The bill would not have any fiscal impact for other units of state or local government.

                                                                                        Legislative Analyst:   Jenny McInerney

                                                                                                Fiscal Analyst:   Marcus Coffin

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.