Skip to Content


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1428         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 997

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

_______________

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for the study of access to methadone medicated assistance among Masshealth clients.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

 

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1428        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 997

By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 997) of Steven A. Tolman and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to provide for the study of access to methadone medicated assistance among Masshealth clients.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

_______________

 

An Act providing for the study of access to methadone medicated assistance among Masshealth clients.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of medicaid, in consultation with the bureau of substance abuse services, shall conduct a study of methadone medicated assistance among medicaid clients.  The study shall include, but not be limited to the duration of treatment, the number of individuals that transition off of methadone medicated assistance, an estimation of the number of individuals using methadone, and the cost of such treatment.

              The department of medicaid shall report to the general court the results of its study and its recommendations, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out its recommendations by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2011.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error