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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1265         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 907

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin B. Downing

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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 regulating the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1265        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 907

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 907) of Benjamin B. Downing, John F. Keenan and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation relative to the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act regulating the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment.
 

              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 public health shall promulgate regulations relative to the use of buprenorphine and its variants in the treatment of opioid dependence. Said regulations shall include, but not be limited to: requiring prescribing entities to conduct routine toxicology screens of clients, pill call-backs, maximum take-home dosages, and any other regulations deemed necessary to limit diversion of buprenorphine and its variants. 

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