HB5593 EnrolledLRB099 19790 RLC 44188 b

1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
5Dependency Act is amended by adding Section 20-25 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 301/20-25 new)
7    Sec. 20-25. Opioid addiction treatment education. All
8programs serving persons with substance use issues licensed by
9the Department under this Act must provide educational
10information concerning treatment options for opioid addiction,
11including the use of a medication for the use of opioid
12addiction, recognition of and response to opioid overdose, and
13the use and administration of naloxone, to clients identified
14as having or seeking treatment for opioid addiction. The
15Department shall develop educational materials that are
16supported by research and updated periodically that must be
17used by programs to comply with this requirement.