Rep. Kim Moser
Dalton’s Law – Trafficking – HB 215 enhances the penalty for importing carfentanil, fentanyl, or fentanyl derivatives to a Class C Felony.
Substance Abuse Intervention – HB 362 allows for cross-examination of health care professions performing the evaluation and court ordered treatment to be issued if the court finds proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
Opioid Antagonist– SB 56 defines an opioid antagonist as naloxone or any Food and Drug Administration-approved opioid antagonist designed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This adjustment was necessary to allow for new opioid antagonist medications for patients experiencing an opioid overdose as they come to market.
HB 7 establishes a Kentucky Recovery Ready Community Certification Program for cities and counties.
SB 51 eliminates the need for prior authorization before treatment with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone can be used to treat a substance abuse.
HB497 requires the Department of Corrections (DOC) to issue a released prisoner the documentation of his or her criminal history, institutional history, or other relevant information. The DOC will also give inmates a certificate of employability upon their release and will be required to report the number of certificates provided to inmates. This measure is an integral part of helping prisoners successfully reintegrate into society upon their release and put an end to the cycle of relapse and recidivism.