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Legislation

The Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, ballot measure 110 in Oregon, would establish addiction recovery centers, increase access to treatment and replace criminal penalties for certain offenses with fines.
Aimed at improving the sharing of patients’ substance use history between providers, the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act would require patient consent and protect patients from SUD-related discrimination.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has opted to prohibit prior authorization requirements for opioid use disorder medications under private insurance, but not under Medicaid.
In a new report, the Drug Policy Alliance argues that the distinction policy leaders make between drug users and drug sellers is arbitrary and counterproductive to combating the overdose crisis.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society has endorsed the establishment of supervised injection facilities, an overdose-fighting strategy that has been immersed in a court battle.
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