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1. As used in this section, “medication-assisted treatment” means the use of pharmacological medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
2. If a drug court or veterans court participant requires treatment for opioid or other substance misuse or dependence, a drug court or veterans court shall not prohibit such participant from participating in and receiving medication-assisted treatment under the care of a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine. A drug court or veterans court participant shall not be required to refrain from using medication-assisted treatment as a term or condition of successful completion of the drug court program.
3. A drug court or veterans court participant assigned to a treatment program for opioid or other substance misuse or dependence shall not be in violation of the terms or conditions of the drug court or veterans court on the basis of his or her participation in medication-assisted treatment under the care of a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXII. Courts § 478.004. Medication-assisted treatment defined--participation by drug court or veterans court participant, effect - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-xxxii-courts/mo-rev-st-478-004/
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