Bill Text: CA AB1841 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: Student safety: opioid overdose reversal medication: student housing facilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2024-06-10 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH. [AB1841 Detail]

Download: California-2023-AB1841-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2024

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2023–2024 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1841


Introduced by Assembly Member Weber

January 16, 2024


An act to amend Section 67384 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1841, as amended, Weber. Student safety: opioid overdose reversal medication: student housing facilities.
Existing law requires the governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University, in collaboration with campus-based and community-based recovery advocacy organizations, to provide, as part of established campus orientations, educational and preventive information provided by the State Department of Public Health about opioid overdose and the use and location of fentanyl test strips and opioid overdose reversal medication to students at all campuses of their respective segments, and to notify students of the presence and location of fentanyl test strips, as specified. Existing law requires the governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University to require that each campus health center apply to use the statewide standing order issued by the State Public Health Officer to distribute dosages of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication, apply to participate in the Naloxone Distribution Project administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, distribute, upon approval for use of the statewide standing order and participation in the Naloxone Distribution Project, a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project, as provided, and stock and distribute fentanyl test strips, as specified. Existing law requests that the Regents of the University of California comply with these requirements.
The bill would require the governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University to require each university or college-affiliated student-housing facility to stock federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project, as specified, train all residential staff members at each university or college-affiliated student-housing facility on the administration of the opioid overdose reversal medication, as provided, and distribute the opioid overdose reversal medication to all university or college-affiliated Greek-life housing facilities, as specified. notify, by sending an email at the beginning of each academic semester or term, students of the presence and location of fentanyl test strips and opioid overdose reversal medication, and to distribute, at the beginning of each academic semester or term, 2 doses of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project to residential advisers who work in a university- or college-affiliated student housing facility, and to house managers who work in a university- or college-affiliated fraternity or sorority facility that provides housing to its student members. The bill would prohibit disciplinary measures from being imposed for any violation of the institution’s student conduct policy regarding drug possession, use, or treatment that occurs at or near the time of an incident where a residential adviser or house manager administers a dose of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication, as provided. By imposing new duties on community college districts, the bill would constitute a state-mandated local program. The bill would request that the Regents of the University of California comply with these requirements.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 67384 of the Education Code is amended to read:

67384.
 (a) The governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, do both of the following:
(1) In collaboration with campus-based and community-based recovery advocacy organizations, provide, as part of established campus orientations, educational and preventive information provided by the State Department of Public Health about opioid overdose and information about the use and location of fentanyl test strips and opioid overdose reversal medication to students at all campuses of their respective segments.
(2) Notify Notify, by sending an email at the beginning of each academic semester or term, students of the presence and location of fentanyl test strips through a method such as email. and opioid overdose reversal medication.
(b) The governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, require that each campus health center located on a campus within their respective segments do all of the following:
(1) Apply to use the statewide standing order issued by the State Public Health Officer to distribute dosages of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication, and to participate in the Naloxone Distribution Project administered by the State Department of Health Care Services.
(2) Upon approval for use of the statewide standing order and participation in the Naloxone Distribution Project, distribute a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project in accordance with its terms and conditions.
(3) Stock fentanyl test strips in the campus health center and distribute the fentanyl test strips through the campus health center. Written instructions on how to properly use the fentanyl test strips shall be distributed together with the fentanyl test strips.

(c)The governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, require each university or college-affiliated student-housing facility to stock federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project in accordance with its terms and conditions.

(d)The governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, train all residential staff members at each university or college-affiliated student-housing facility on the administration of opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project. The training shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1)Instruction on uses of the opioid overdose reversal medication.

(2)Instruction on the administration techniques for the opioid overdose reversal medication.

(3)Instruction on the methods for recognizing opioid overdose.

(e)The governing board of each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, distribute opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project to all university or college-affiliated Greek-life housing facilities, including any fraternity or sorority facility that provides housing to its student members.

(4) (A) Distribute, at the beginning of each academic semester or term, two doses of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project in accordance with its terms and conditions, to each residential adviser, or the equivalent position, who works in a university- or college-affiliated student housing facility, to have in their room, and while on-call, on their person.
(B) Subparagraph (A) does not require a residential adviser, or the equivalent position, who works in a university- or college-affiliated student housing facility to administer a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication.
(C) The institution’s primary concern in implementing subparagraph (A) shall be student safety. Disciplinary measures shall not be imposed for any violation of the institution’s student conduct policy regarding drug possession, use, or treatment that occurs at or near the time of an incident where the residential adviser, or the equivalent position, administers a dose of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project in accordance with its terms and conditions.
(5) (A) Distribute, at the beginning of each academic semester or term, two doses of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project in accordance with its terms and conditions, to each house manager, or the equivalent position, who works in a university- or college-affiliated fraternity or sorority facility that provides housing to its student members, to have in their room, and while on-call, on their person.
(B) Subparagraph (A) does not require a house manager, or the equivalent position, who works in a university- or college-affiliated fraternity or sorority facility that provides housing to its student members to administer a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication.
(C) The institution’s primary concern in implementing subparagraph (A) shall be student safety. Disciplinary measures shall not be imposed for any violation of the institution’s student conduct policy regarding drug possession, use, or treatment that occurs at or near the time of the incident where the house manager, or the equivalent position, administers a dose of a federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication obtained through the Naloxone Distribution Project in accordance with its terms and conditions.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
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