LD 952 LR 1530(02)
An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $635,029 $572,690 $572,690 $572,690
General Fund $635,029 $572,690 $572,690 $572,690
Federal Expenditures Fund $1,095,943 $1,033,282 $1,033,282 $1,033,282
Federal Expenditures Fund $1,095,943 $1,033,282 $1,033,282 $1,033,282
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $635,029 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $572,690 in fiscal year 2018-19 to increase the MaineCare reimbursement rate for outpatient opioid treatment to $72 per week and for a 3rd-party consultant to conduct a rate study regarding reimbursement to outpatient opioid treatment providers. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required for the FMAP match.

The bill also authorizes registered professional nurses, certified nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses to dispense opioid medication for substance abuse treatment purposes to patients in an opioid treatment program. Any impact from these changes is unable to be determined at this time.