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  • Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - View Summary

    Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (Division), to oversee the development and establishment of a two-year opioid pilot program through the Pain Management Team of the Northern Hospital District of Surry County. Directs the Division to consult with the respective local management entity/managed care organization in Surry County. Provides that the pilot program's purpose is to provide opioid disorder treatment and recovery services to uninsured individuals using existing and evolving best practices, including alternative pain management practices. Terminates the pilot program on June 30, 2021. Requires the Division to conduct and submit an evaluation of the pilot program to the specified NCGA committee by December 1, 2021, including a breakdown of expenditures of State funds, the number and demographics of individuals served, outcomes achieved, and recommendations on the program's extension. Appropriates $500,000 in nonrecurring funds to the Division from the General Fund for allocation to the Northern Hospital District of Surry County to establish and operate the pilot program. Effective July 1, 2019.