Substance Abuse Treatment (Watch)

Substance Abuse Treatment (Watch)

HB 1025 (Duran) and SB 1468 (Rouson) authorize the Agency for Health Care Administration to seek federal approval for a waiver to increase the availability of federal Medicaid funding to provide programs that improve the quality of, and access to, treatment for individuals with a substance abuse disorder served by the Medicaid program. The bills also contain similar language to HB 865 and SB 1068, creating the Office of Drug Control within the Executive Office of the Governor. This new agency would be responsible for all matters relating to research, coordination and execution of drug control within the state. (Cook)