Addressing the Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Addressing the Heroin and Opioid Crisis – What we have done so far:

Secured a grant for the Sullivan County TRAILS program
Established a fourteen member commission to study Narcan and produce a long term plan on the use and distribution of Narcan. SB447 (2016)
Strengthened laws in several areas including: law enforcement, the program for monitoring prescriptions for controlled drugs, the education of medical providers, and insurance coverage for treatment. SB576 (2016)
Added penalties for the possession and use of fentanyl that are equal to the penalties for the possession and use of heroin and crack cocaine. SB576 (2016) Passed mandatory standards for prescribing rules and required using the controlled drug prescription health and safety program database. HB1423 (2016)
Established a law enforcement grant program to assist the state, county, and local law enforcement in addressing the opioid crisis by targeting drug dealers and traffickers. HB1000 (2016)
Added technology upgrades for the controlled drug prescription health and safety program. SB522 (2016)
Established a special nonlapsing account for the department of health and human services to fund drug education, prevention, and treatment programs. SB522 (2016)
Required opioid agreements between prescribers and patients if the patient is using opioids for more than 90 days within any 6month period. SB523 (2016)
Established a commission to study requiring controlled drugs and controlled drug analogs to be sold in tamperproof form. SB523 (2016)
Established the statewide drug offender grant program. SB464 (2016)
Made a supplemental appropriation to the governor’s commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention for additional treatment and recovery funding and to the New Hampshire housing finance authority for temporary housing for those in recovery. SB533 (2016)
Encouraged public schools to include drug and alcohol education as part of their health education curriculum. SB369 (2016)

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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