Bill Summary for S 831 (2021-2022)
May 26 2022
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AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO PURCHASE OPIOID ANTAGONISTS FOR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO DISTRIBUTE FREE OF CHARGE TO NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS.Intro. by J. Jackson, Murdock, Batch.
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Appropriates $350,000 in recurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, to purchase opioid antagonists for local health departments for the purpose of reversing opioid-related drug overdoses and reducing the number of opioid-related deaths. Requires the local health departments to then distribute opioid antagonists free of charge to North Carolina residents. Effective July 1, 2022.