Summary: H.R.2097 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2097. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/25/1989)

Drug Abuse Treatment Policy Act of 1989 - Prohibits the expenditure of any Federal funds or the provision of advice by any Federal officer or employee with respect to any program of distributing needles for the injection of any illegal drug or distributing bleach for cleansing needles for such injection.

Prohibits any narcotic treatment program from providing any narcotic to treat any individual for dependence on heroin or any similar drug unless the program provides a comprehensive range of rehabilitative services, including counseling. Allows an exception for certain short-term detoxification programs.

Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General from authorizing a program for narcotic addiction treatment involving the provision of methadone under the terms and conditions proposed on a specified date, as published in the Federal Register.