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S. 1575: IMPROVE Addiction Care Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 12, 2021.

Improving Medicaid Programs' Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing Addiction Care Act or the IMPROVE Addiction Care Act

This bill establishes additional requirements for state Medicaid drug-use review programs with respect to individuals who experience opioid-related overdoses.

Specifically, programs must include protocols that (1) connect individuals who have experienced an opioid-related overdose within a certain period to appropriate treatment; (2) notify providers who prescribe opioids about subsequent fatal overdoses; (3) ensure providers are notified about an individual's history of opioid-use disorder, overdoses, or poisonings; and (4) educate providers about proper prescribing practices for these individuals.