Bill Text: NJ A4883 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requires hospitals to include warning in patient discharge papers concerning risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioid medications.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-13 - Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee [A4883 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A4883-Amended.html

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ASSEMBLY, No. 4883

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 15, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  JOHN ARMATO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblywoman  YVONNE LOPEZ

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  ANDREW ZWICKER

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Murphy, Assemblyman Verrelli, Assemblywomen Reynolds-Jackson, Mosquera, Assemblyman Karabinchak, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle, Assemblyman Benson, Assemblywoman Carter, Assemblymen Land, Andrzejczak, Freiman, Mukherji, Houghtaling, Assemblywomen Downey, Swain, Assemblymen Tully, Rooney, Chiaravalloti and Assemblywoman Jimenez

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires hospitals to include warning in patient discharge papers concerning risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioid medications.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on February 7, 2019, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning hospitals and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Each general acute care hospital licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.) shall include with patient discharge papers1, provided that the patient is discharged from the hospital with a prescription for an opioid drug,1 information concerning the risks of addiction, overdose, and death associated with the use of opioid medications.  The informational materials shall include contact information for substance use disorder treatment and recovery resources for those seeking treatment for a substance use disorder involving opioids.  The Department of Health shall develop informational materials that hospitals may use for the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment, except that the Commissioner of Health may take any administrative action in advance thereof as shall be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

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