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Maryland Department of Health - Behavioral Health Assessments for Patients Provided Opioids - Study

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Delegate Sample-Hughes


In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules

Synopsis:Requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with certain entities, to study the use of certain existing behavioral health assessments to identify enrollees and insureds at risk for adverse outcomes from an appropriate course of opioids for pain management; requiring the Department, by December 15, 2018, to report its findings and recommendations regarding certain policies and procedures to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Sample-Hughes, Angel, Barron, Bromwell, Hayes, Kipke, Morhaim, Rosenberg, Pendergrass, Cullison, Hill, Kelly, Krebs, McDonough, Metzgar, Miele, Morales, Morgan, Pena-Melnyk, Szeliga, West, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0702
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
Health and Government Operations  View Committee HearingRules
Broad Subject(s):Insurance - Health
Narrow Subject(s):Assessments
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health, Department of
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Mental and Behavioral Health
Substance Abuse

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April 9, 2018 10:06 P.M.