Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 98G the following section:-
Section 98H. (a) Each city, town or district police department and fire department shall keep a daily log of all responses to calls for assistance relating to an opiate overdose, which shall include the name of the person experiencing the overdose, their home address, the address to which the department responded to the call, and whether or not the overdose was fatal. All such daily logs shall be recorded in a central database, and shall be accessible to all city, town or district police departments and fire departments.
(c) Daily logs developed pursuant to this section shall not be public records nor shall the information contained in such logs be disclosed to the public. Further, such information shall only be accessed by police department and fire department personnel, and shall be used to monitor overdose responses and fatalities, and to provide updated information for departments carrying out overdose follow-up visits.
(d) Any police department or fire department personnel carrying out overdose follow-up visits shall routinely check the database for any updated information prior to any follow-up visit.
(e) The department of public safety and security shall consider input from city, town and district police departments and fire departments, and shall promulgate regulations regarding the central database and information sharing, and said regulations shall be in compliance with any federal standards for protecting personal health information.
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