Date & Time
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
421 Legislative Update and Review of the Model Access to Medication for Addiction Treatment in Correctional Settings Act*

Research indicates that correctional settings are key points of intervention for addressing substance use disorders and preventing the possibility of fatal overdose after release. This presentation will present the current state legislative landscape and provide examples of successful evidence-based MAT programs in state prisons. In addition, presenters will discuss the MAT Act, a proposed state-level legislative solution to issues prevalent in implementing and administering MAT programs in correctional settings. Educational objectives Review existing legislation that enables access to MAT in correctional settings Discuss best practices and lessons learned from jurisdictions that have implemented MAT programs in corrections Summarize the MAT Act, a model law and detailed legislative template Level: Basic