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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.2008 193rd (Current)

An Act helping overdosing persons in emergencies

By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2008) of Smitty Pignatelli, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to the requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons at risk of serious and deadly harm from opioids and opioid overdose. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.

Bill Information

Presenters:
Smitty Pignatelli , Joan B. Lovely

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith certain requirements and procedures necessary for first responders to provide urgent help to persons at risk of serious and deadly harm from opioids and opioid overdose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Docket History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill HD.1555
Date Branch Action
2/16/2023 House Referred to the committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
2/16/2023 Senate Senate concurred
10/12/2023 Joint Hearing scheduled for 10/23/2023 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium
6/6/2024 House Accompanied a study order, see H4712

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