DC B22-0458 | 2017-2018 | 22nd Council


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)
Status: Introduced on September 19 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-12-12 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced, this bill requires the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to provide opioid rescue kits, for those that qualify, to prevent potential overdose deaths. The rescue kits include overdose education materials that conform to specific guidelines for overdose education that explain the signs and causes of an opioid overdose and instructions on when and how to administer life-saving rescue techniques. MPD is required to train qualified personnel and allow for voluntary surrender of opiates and drug paraphernalia at MPD stations

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Act Of 2017



2017-12-12CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2017-10-20CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2017-10-13CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2017-09-29CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B22-0458 Published in the DC Register
2017-09-19CouncilReferred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
2017-09-19CouncilIntroduced in Committee of the Whole

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