DE SB176 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-0)
Status: Introduced on April 25 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-05-11 - Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Delaware leads the nation in the number of prescription opioids dispensed and drug overdose deaths. Prescription opioids lead directly to opioid addiction. The dramatic increase in opioid addiction has increased the need for money to pay for prevention and treatment of opioid addiction, including residential treatment, monitoring of prescriptions, Medicaid costs for opioid addiction treatment, providing naloxone to emergency responders, and a general shortage of all levels of treatment for opioid addiction.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Creating A Prescription Opioid Impact Fund.



2018-05-11 Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2018-04-25 Introduced and Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate

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