One of the bills included in the omnibus healthcare legislation Governor Sununu signed into law on Wednesday requires that superintendents at county correctional facilities offer medication assisted treatment to inmates, when medically appropriate. Medication assisted treatment provides anti-opioid medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to help people dealing with substance use disorders. Senator Tom Sherman was the main sponsor of the original bill. He says at the moment, substance use disorders are not treated uniformly across county corrections facilities in the state. “That’s what this bill attempted to do...this is a medical illness. It should be treated like a medical illness, and it should be a part of what...
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Sununu Signs Bill Requiring Medication Assisted Treatment In N.H. Jails