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Naloxone Access Act

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ML Creighton: 72 hours to debate.

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Governor Swanner, for himself, introduces

A BILL

To prevent deaths occurring from drug overdoses.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

(a) This act shall be cited as the Naloxone Access Act.

SEC. 2. ACTIONS.

(a) The Plains Government is required to enter into cooperative agreements to reduce deaths from drug overdoses by:

(1) purchasing and distributing naloxone (a medication that rapidly reverses overdose from heroin or other drugs with effects similar to opium) or a similar drug; and

(2) educating or training the public, first responders, or health professionals on drug overdose prevention or response.

(b) The Plains Government must establish a coordinating center and develop a plan to reduce drug overdose deaths by educating the public about overdose prevention and recommending improvements to overdose prevention programs.

(c) The Plains Government must improve drug overdose surveillance by entering into cooperative agreements to: (1) provide training to improve identification of drug overdose as the cause of death, and (2) establish a regional program for reporting drug overdoses.

(d) The Plains Government must prioritize, conduct, and support research on circumstances that contribute to drug overdose, drugs associated with fatal overdose, and overdose prevention methods.

(e) The Plains Government must support research on drug overdose treatments that can be administered by lay persons or first responders.

SEC. 3. APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) $1,000,000 will be added to "Other" for each of the fiscal years 2021 through 2025 for the purpose of carrying out this act.

SEC. 4. ENACTMENT.

(a) This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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