Status Summary

Singed by President and became Public Law No: 115-271 on 10/24/18. (updated 12/4/18)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Walden
The federal Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act intends to reduce use and supply, encourage recovery, support caregivers and families, and drive innovation and long-term solutions. 
 
Furthermore, the SUPPORT Act aims to stop the entry of illegal drugs, provide for better drug monitoring communication between states, establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers, and expand access to substance use disorder health professionals and medication-assisted treatment. The SUPPORT Act also plans of care and support for families in schools and educational programs, progress research, and development of strategies and technologies. Medicaid and Medicare programs through The expansion of services and federal has implications for Medicaid and Medicare funding.