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  487.200.  Medication-assisted treatment, not prohibited, when. — 1.  As used in this section, "medication-assisted treatment" means the use of pharmacological medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

  2.  If a family court participant requires treatment for opioid or other substance misuse or dependence, a family court shall not prohibit such participant from participating in and receiving medication-assisted treatment under the care of a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine.  A family court participant shall not be required to refrain from using medication-assisted treatment as a term or condition of successful completion of the family court program.

  3.  A family court participant assigned to a treatment program for opioid or other substance misuse or dependence shall not be in violation of the terms or conditions of the family court on the basis of his or her participation in medication-assisted treatment under the care of a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine.

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(L. 2017 S.B. 501)


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