Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statements after signing two Next Level Agenda bills. SEA 141 ensures access to quality treatment by implementing standard requirements for office-based opioid treatment providers. HEA 1269 restructures membership on boards and commissions affiliated with the Professional Licensing Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
SEA 141 Office-Based Opioid Treatment Providers:
“Timely access to quality treatment is essential for Hoosiers overcoming addiction. With our goal of most residents being no more than an hour away from an opioid treatment program, it’s important that we have office-based treatment in every community. I am thrilled to sign this legislation that balances guidelines for providers and ensures a standard of care will be met for every Hoosier in need of medication-assisted treatment.”
HEA 1269 Administrative Boards:
“One of the pillars of my Next Level Agenda is providing great government service at a great value to taxpayers. By streamlining these duplicative boards and commissions and improving customer service, we will cut red tape to deliver more efficient, cost-effective programs to citizens and businesses alike.”