Comments: IL SB1596 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning medical assistance for the treatment of alcohol dependence or opioid dependence, provides that on or after July 1, 2017 such coverage may be subject to utilization controls or prior authorization mandates consistent with the most current edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use, as now or hereafter revised, or any successor publication (rather than on or after July 1, 2015 such coverage shall not be subject to any (1) utilization control, other than those established under the American Society of Addiction Medicine patient placement criteria, (2) prior authorization mandate, or (3) lifetime restriction limit mandate). Provides that on or after July 1, 2017, opioid antagonists prescribed for the treatment of an opioid overdose may be subject to (A) utilization controls or (B) prior authorization mandates consistent with the most current edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use, as now or hereafter revised, or any successor publication.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-05 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB1596 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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