Mental health drugs and coverage.

Authors: Representative Steven Davisson

Co-authors: Representative Edward Clere, Representative Charlie Brown, Representative Dennis Zent

Sponsors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Ronald Grooms, Senator Ron Alting

Co-Sponsors: Senator Mark Stoops


Includes inpatient substance abuse detoxification services as a Medicaid service. Authorizes the office of Medicaid policy and planning to require prior authorization for addictive medication used as medication assisted treatment for substance abuse. Allows money in the forensic treatment services account to be used to fund grants and vouchers for licensed mental health or addiction providers. Requires information and training to judges, prosecutors, and public defenders concerning diversion programs, probationary programs, and involuntary commitment.