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Outside Section 183
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Specialty Court Medication-Assisted Therapy & Psychotropic Medications Policy

SECTION 183.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the administrative office of the trial court shall develop a statewide policy regarding the use of medication-assisted therapy and psychotropic medications by candidates for specialty court programs. The policy shall ensure that: (i) candidates are not disqualified from participation in a specialty court because they have been prescribed medication-assisted therapies to aid in substance use disorder recovery or psychotropic medications; and (ii) judges shall be prohibited from requiring abstinence from medication-assisted therapies prescribed to assist in substance use disorder recovery or psychotropic medications for participation in specialty court programs.