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§64-5-2. Department of Health and Human Resources.

(a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 26, 2016, authorized under the authority of section five, article four-f, chapter sixteen of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on October 6, 2016, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (expedited partner therapy, 64 CSR 103), is authorized.

(b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 26, 2016, authorized under the authority of section ten, article five-j, chapter sixteen of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on October 6, 2016, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (clinical laboratory technician and technologist licensure and certification, 64 CSR 57), is authorized.

(c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 26, 2016, authorized under the authority of section three, article eleven, chapter sixty-a of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on October 11, 2016, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (clandestine drug laboratory remediation, 64 CSR 92), is authorized with the following amendments:

On page five, section 6.1.c., by striking out subdivision 6.1.c. in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subdivision 6.1.c. to read as follows:

6.1.c. In the case of a hotel, motel, or apartment building, all units or areas immediately adjacent to a unit or area within the hotel, motel, or apartment unit that contained a clandestine drug laboratory and that is under the control of the residential property owner must be secured, vacated and tested in accordance with this rule.

 (d) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 26, 2016, authorized under the authority of section thirteen, article five-y, chapter sixteen of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 25, 2017, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (medication-assisted treatment—opioid treatment programs, 69 CSR 11), is authorized with the following amendments:

On page sixteen, section 8.4.e., after the word “shall” by striking out the words “practice 90 percent of the hours in which the opioid treatment program is dispensing or administering medications each week in order to”;

And,

On page seventeen, section 8.5.d., after the word “operation” by inserting the words “when medication is dispensed or administered”.

(e) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 26, 2016, authorized under the authority of section one, article five-y, chapter sixteen of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 25, 2017, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (medication-assisted treatment—office-based medication assisted treatment, 69 CSR 12), is authorized with the following amendments:

On page two, after section 2.8. by inserting a new section 2.9. to read as follows:

2.9. Coordination of Care Agreement – An agreement signed by the physician, counsel and patient allowing open communication and the exchange of health information between the indicated providers to ensure the patient is provided comprehensive and holistic treatment for substance use disorder, when medical treatment and counselling services are not being treated within the same program.;

And by renumbering the remaining sections;

On page four, after section 2.24. by inserting a new section 2.25. to read as follows:

2.25. Maintenance Treatment – treatment following induction and stabilization phases of treatment, and means the prescribing of a partial agonist treatment medication at stable dosage levels for a period in excess of twenty-one days in the treatment of an individual for opioid use disorder.;

And by renumbering the remaining sections;

On page fourteen, section 7.5.b., after the words “primary counselor” by inserting the words “or counseling service”;

On page twenty-one, section 13.3.b.3., after the word “patient” by inserting the words “related to the treatment being provided”;

On page twenty-five, section 19.5., after the words “program staff” by inserting a period and striking out the remainder of the sentence;

On page forty-seven, section 29.6., after the period by inserting the words “Refer to section 32.5 of this rule for administrate withdrawal for female patients with a positive pregnancy screen.”;

On page forty-eight, section 30.6., after the period by inserting the words “Refer to section 32.5 of this rule for administrate withdrawal for female patients with a positive pregnancy screen.”;

And,

On page fifty-two, section 32.5.f., by striking out the section and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

32.5.f. If a pregnant patient is discharged, the OBMAT program shall identify the physician to whom the patient is being discharged. If a provider is not available, a referral shall be made to a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center. This information shall be retained in the clinical record.

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