SB 600-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 600-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8
COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services
This bill requires the superintendent of a county correctional facility to provide a prisoner with medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders where medically appropriate.
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
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03/05/2020 0770s 20-2823
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
V. The superintendent shall provide each prisoner in [his or her] the superintendent's custody with necessary sustenance, clothing, bedding, shelter, and medical care including screening for and provision of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders where medically appropriate and regardless of whether the prisoner was receiving medication-assisted treatment prior to incarceration. "Medication-assisted treatment" means treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of substance use disorders, which may include, but not be limited to, naltrexone, buprenorphine, methadone, or other compounds.
SB 600-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2020-0770s)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ X ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
Potential Increase of $5,000,000
Potential Increase of $5,000,000
This bill requires the superintendent of a county correctional facility to provide a prisoner with medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders where medically appropriate. The New Hampshire Association of Counties indicates the estimated cost of medication-assisted treatment including counseling and doctor follow up, would be approximately $500 per month per inmate. For an inmates admitted with suspected opioid use disorder there would need to be an assessment by a medical professional (ARNP or Doctor). The Association assumes staff would need to be added to manage the program, education and release coordination. Upon release, the inmate could be transitioned to a community agency for a soft transition. The county facility would be responsible for beginning the Medicaid process so the community program could be paid for the services provided. The treatment is covered by Medicaid, but not while a person is incarcerated. Additional staff certified to issue a presumptive Medicaid eligibility, would be needed. Based on the current inmate population who would qualify for medication-assisted treatment, the Association estimates the program would increase annual county expenditures by an estimated $5,000,000.
New Hampshire Association of Counties
|Feb. 4, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|March 5, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1|
|Feb. 4, 2020||Hearing: 02/04/2020, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 5|
|March 5, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0770s, 03/05/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9|
|March 5, 2020||Committee Amendment # 2020-0770s, AA, VV; 03/05/2020; SJ 5|
|March 5, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0770s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/05/2020; SJ 5|
|March 12, 2020||Introduced 03/12/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|June 30, 2020||Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020|