IL SB0078 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-0)
Status: Introduced on January 20 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-17 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Substance Use Disorder Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to (i) establish a new intervention license category entitled "OPS Harm Reduction Services", (ii) establish standards for entities to become licensed under the OPS Harm Reduction Services category, and (iii) create a licensing application process. Provides that, notwithstanding any other law, ordinance, or regulation, any entity licensed as an OPS Harm Reduction Services provider may operate an overdose prevention site as authorized by the Department. Requires the Department to make a determination as to whether to approve an entity's application for an OPS Harm Reduction Services license within 4 weeks after the date upon which the entity submitted its application to the Department. Requires the Department to help educate local communities and public and private entities about overdose prevention sites and the evidence regarding the benefits of overdose prevention sites. Requires entities approved to operate an overdose prevention site to, at a minimum, provide a hygienic space where participants may consume pre-obtained substances, maintain a supply of naloxone and oxygen on-site, employ staff trained to administer first aid to participants who are experiencing an overdose, provide secure hypodermic needle and syringe disposal services, encourage drug checking or the use of fentanyl test strips, and other services. Requires licensed entities to submit a report to the Department on the number of participants who have received or are receiving services at the overdose prevention site and other matters. Grants immunity from civil or criminal liability to specified persons. Preempts home rule powers.

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2024-05-17SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2024-04-29SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Natalie Toro
2024-03-22SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2023-11-27SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
2023-05-18SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2023-05-02SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
2023-04-27SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
2023-04-26SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
2023-04-25SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
2023-03-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
2023-02-14SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
2023-02-09SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
2023-02-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
2023-02-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
2023-01-26SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2023-01-25SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2023-01-25SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
2023-01-24SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
2023-01-24SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
2023-01-20SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-01-20SenateFirst Reading
2023-01-20SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz

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