Amendment #13, as changed to S.2142

Increased Data Collection and Reporting on Statewide Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Mr. Basile of Boston move that the bill be amended be amended by adding at the end thereof the following sections:-

SECTION XX. The department of public health in consultation with the center for health information and analysis shall publish an annual report on the effectiveness of substance abuse disorder treatment and prevention interventions across the commonwealth. The report should document year-to-year progress in achieving the goals of improving access to substance abuse disorder services and outcomes. The report shall include year-to-year changes in reported opioid-related overdose cases; mortality rates; geographic disparities in opioid-related overdose cases; and total section 35 civil commitments. The report shall also include an analysis of utilization patterns for substance use disorder services, across the continuum of care, including number and length of withdrawal management services, clinical stabilization services, inpatient stays, outpatient visits, community-based therapies, and medication assisted therapies. The department shall publish an annual report, not later than December 31 of each year, of its findings. The report shall be posted on the department’s website and shall be filed with the house of representatives and senate clerks, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the health policy commission.