The Model Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment in Emergency Settings Act was developed by the Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University with the input of myriad stakeholders, including the Center for U.S. Policy. The Act establishes mechanisms for emergency medical settings to serve as intervention points for people who experience a substance-related emergency, people with SUDs, and their families. Notably, the Act places a strong emphasis on the expedited connection of patients to the appropriate level of care following discharge and incorporates best practices, such as the initiation of buprenorphine treatment, to ensure patients receive the holistic care they need.

The Act can be read here.