SECTION 1. Subject to appropriation, the department of public health, in consultation with the bureau of substance abuse services and the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, shall create an extended-release injectable naltrexone pilot program for individuals with opioid or alcohol addiction in houses of correction. The purpose of the program shall be to facilitate, through grant funding to at least two county sheriffs’ offices, multiple administrations of extended-release injectable naltrexone in series to persons with upcoming release dates, beginning not less than 6 months prior to their release. The department shall collect outcomes data for such programs on an ongoing basis, in a manner substantially similar to the data collection described in section 158 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015.
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