Legislative Updates

Naloxone legislation

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Representative Steve Lynch is sponsoring H.B. 294. It specifies that an individual who seeks medical assistance for themselves, or someone else who is experiencing an overdose, can’t be charged with certain offenses if the evidence for those offenses was discovered during the delivery of the emergency assistance.  The purpose of the bill is to encourage people to report overdoses timely in order to save lives.