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Legislature Takes Further Steps to Tackle NJ Opioid Crisis

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On February 24, 2017, Assembly Bill No. 3104 (A3104) was introduced that would require court-ordered testing for infectious diseases of persons who have been administered an opioid antidote by a first responder.

On February 15, 2017, the Assembly passed a resolution (AR157) urging the State Board of Medical Examiners to adopt CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

On February 15, 2017, the Assembly passed a resolution (AR156) urging school districts and nonpublic schools to adopt policies to address abuse of prescription opioids by students.

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