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Substance Use Disorders

AB 2115 (Haney, D-San Francisco)

Pending Support

AB 2115 (Haney, D-San Francisco) Details

Passed the Senate Health Committee on July 3. Aug. 5 hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 2115 would expand efforts to prevent overdose deaths by increasing access to methadone. At the federal level, clinics are authorized to dispense 72 hours of methadone to a patient during the referral and enrollment process for a methadone clinic (opioid treatment program). This extended dispensing authority provides methadone access while individuals are awaiting enrollment in a methadone clinic. Unfortunately, current California law does not fully align with this new authority. AB 2115 would address this issue by updating state law to allow clinics to dispense 72 hours of methadone during the referral and enrollment process for a methadone clinic.

Kirsten Barlow

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7573