Legislature Takes Further Steps to Tackle NJ Opioid Crisis
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.