SECTION 1. Section 96 of Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following:-
Each public school’s substance use prevention policy shall include plans to educate and inform students with particular attention to:
(1) the dangers of addictive substance use generally, and especially of opioids, and the repercussions thereof, and
(2) the immunities granted under section 34A of chapter 94C of the general laws to encourage the reporting of overdoses.
Schools may employ useful methods based on successful models used in other districts. Schools may assess the effectiveness of their measures, share successful approaches with others, and work for more effective substance use education in collaboration with the department of public health and the department of elementary and secondary education.
SECTION 2. This act shall go into effect immediately upon its passage.
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