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§ 8-1101. Availability of opioid addiction treatment prescribers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: June 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 8. Substance Use Disorders Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 11. Opioid Addiction Treatment Prescribers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2017
MD Code, Health - General, § 8-1101
§ 8-1101. Availability of opioid addiction treatment prescribers
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Health care facility” means:
(i) A hospital;
(ii) A federally qualified health center;
(iii) An outpatient mental health clinic;
(iv) An outpatient or residential addiction treatment provider; and
(v) A local health department.
(3) “Opioid addiction treatment medication” means a medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorders.
Requirement of availability of opioid addiction treatment prescribers
(b) Each health care facility that is not part of a health care system and each health care system shall make available to patients the services of health care providers who are trained and authorized under federal law to prescribe opioid addiction treatment medications, including buprenorphine-containing formulations.
Source of opioid addiction treatment prescribers
(c) To comply with subsection (b) of this section, a health care facility or a health care system may:
(1) Directly employ, contract with, or refer a patient to a health care provider who is trained and authorized under federal law to prescribe opioid addiction treatment medications, including buprenorphine-containing formulations; or
(2) Deliver the services in person or, if appropriate, through telehealth.

Credits

Added by Acts 2017, c. 571, § 1, eff. June 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 572, § 1, eff. June 1, 2017.
MD Code, Health - General, § 8-1101, MD HEALTH GEN § 8-1101
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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