H. R. 2511
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 2, 2019
Mr. Turner (for himself, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Ryan, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Tonko, and Mr. Gianforte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for payments to States for substance abuse services furnished to inmates in public institutions, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as
The Reforming and Expanding Access to Treatment Act or the
Payments to States under Medicaid for substance abuse services furnished to inmates in public institutions
Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d) is amended—
in subsection (a)(16)—
and, (B) for individuals and inserting
, (B) for individuals; and
by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following:
, and (C) qualified inpatient substance use disorder services (as defined in such subsection) for inmates of a public institution (as such terms are defined for purposes of applying the subdivision (A) that follows paragraph (29)); and
in subsection (h), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
For purposes of subsection (a)(16)(C), the term
qualified inpatient substance use disorder services means medication or behavioral treatment administered in furtherance of eliminating, mitigating, treating, or curing an individual’s use or abuse of drugs or an individual’s substance abuse disorder.
No SAMSHA policy against substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shall not establish, maintain, or implement any memorandum of understanding or other policy that prohibits or restricts the Administration’s provision or support of substance abuse treatment or related services for incarcerated individuals, so long as such provision or support—
is statutorily authorized (by provisions of law other than this section) for such type of treatment or services; and
is not statutorily prohibited or restricted with respect to incarcerated individuals.