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NOPE Task Force Overdose Bill Becomes Law in Fla.

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation requiring hospitals with emergency departments to develop best practices to prevent repeat unintentional overdoses. Best practices include obtaining consent to notify a patient’s health care provider and next of kin of the patient’s overdose. The new law is a result of 13 years of leadership by NOPE Task Force. CLAAD has worked since 2013 to advance NOPE Task Force’s legislation and, in 2016, drafted a letter to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in support of this legislation. Bill textFull story.

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