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Governor Patrick to Sign Substance Abuse Bill

Tuesday, August 5, 2014   (0 Comments)
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STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS - MORNING EDITION - TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

PATRICK TO SIGN SUBSTANCE ABUSE BILL WEDNESDAY
Gov. Deval Patrick will sign legislation on Wednesday that aims to increase access to long-term treatment for substance addiction in a ceremony in his office, according to an invitation shared with the News Service. Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz and Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett are among those expected to attend. Patrick has been lobbied in recent days by Bay State health insurers hoping the governor would return the bill to the Legislature with amendments removing sections that would require coverage of up to 14 days at an inpatient facility and limit insurers’ ability to deny coverage of clinical services. An insurer would be unable to review a patient's treatment plan for continuing coverage until seven days after the start of inpatient care, under the bill. A spokeswoman for the governor could not immediately say whether the governor planned to sign the bill (S 2142) in its entirety, or return sections with amendments. The bill-signing ceremony will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the governor newly renovated office on the third floor of the State House. On Wednesday morning, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey plans to holds press conference at Boston Medical Center with National Drug Control Policy Office Acting Director Michael Botticelli and others to discuss a strategy to address opioid addiction and prevent overdoses. - M. Murphy/SHNS

08/05/2014

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