SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the Public Health Code to require a licensee or registrant who treated a patient for an opioid-related overdose to give the patient information on substance use disorder services.
"Substance use disorder services" would mean that term as defined in Section 6230 of the Code (i.e., substance use disorder prevention services or substance use disorder treatment and rehabilitation services, or both, as those terms are defined in the Mental Health Code).
The bill would have a minor, but likely negative fiscal impact on the Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and no fiscal impact on local units of government. The bill could introduce some new, but likely minor, costs to the BCHS in the form of additional investigations and enforcement actions related to the proposed requirements for licensees and registrants. These costs would be borne by existing BCHS resources, and could be partially offset by any administrative fines collected from providers found to be in violation of the requirements.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.