Public Safety: Opioids and Health Plans

Public Safety Opioids and Health Plans Neutral Kevin Bommer kbommer@cml.org This bill prohibits individual and group health benefit plans from requiring prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment, and requires all individual and group health benefit plans to include in the carrier's prescription drug benefit coverage a transdermal analgesic lidocaine patch for treatment of pain. Since municipalities are employers, and many with group plans, CML staff will track this legislation with a neutral position.