Opioid addiction

S.E.A. 499, P.L. 125
Effective: July 1, 2017

Provides that, after approval of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (Division) shall establish a three-year opioid treatment pilot program (pilot program) for opioid abuse disorder in Tippecanoe, Marion, and Wayne counties. Establishes the criteria for the program. Requires the Division to collect data and issue a report to the Legislative Council on the pilot program. Specifies that certain persons: (1) charged with or convicted of a drug offense; and (2) who received an overdose intervention drug for an acute opioid overdose; are entitled to priority admission in a forensic diversion program, a pretrial diversion program, or another program, including a drug court program, offering treatment for persons with addictive disorders.

The full law is available at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/499