HB14-1083: Acute Treatment Units Stock Medications Signed by Governor Hickenlooper
I am very pleased that HB14-1083: Acute Treatment Units Stock Medications has passed through the General Assembly unamended with unanimous, bipartisan support and has now been signed by Governor Hickenlooper. Acute treatment units (ATU) provide medically supervised behavioral health treatment services to individuals who suffer from psychiatric disorders. Previously, current law did not allow an ATU to have an onsite stock of medications. My bill allows an ATU to procure, store, order, dispense, and administer prescription medications and to receive a supply of emergency kits or starter doses from a registered prescription drug outlet or licensed hospital for patient treatment. For those facing urgent psychiatric crises, this bill will ensure prompt, effective, and dignified treatment.