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Bill Detail: HB24-1037

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Title Substance Use Disorders Harm Reduction
Status Sent to the Governor (05/23/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors C. deGruy Kennedy (D)
E. Epps (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (D)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee.
Section 1 of the bill excludes injuries involving the possession of drugs
or drug paraphernalia from a physician's mandatory reporting
Sections 2 and 3 clarify that the civil and criminal immunity that
protects a person who acts in good faith to furnish or administer an opioid
antagonist also protects a person who distributes the opioid antagonist.
Section 4 adds an exemption to the prohibition on possessing drug
paraphernalia for possession of drug paraphernalia that a person received
from an approved syringe exchange program or a program carried out by
a harm reduction organization while the person was participating in the
Section 5 specifies that money appropriated to the department of
public health and environment to purchase non-laboratory synthetic opiate
detection tests may also be used to purchase other drug testing equipment.
Section 6 authorizes an organization operating a clean syringe
exchange program to provide drug testing services through the program.
Sections 7 though 23 are conforming amendments that update the
term opiate antagonist to opioid antagonist.

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