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House Bill 618 Rep. Mike Reese discussed this bill at a recent Truancy Pilot Project meeting. Among other provisions, it would amend the state public school code to address funding for charter and cyber charter schools.

House Bill 1627  Rep. DeGirolamo of of Bucks County has also introduced a Good Samaritan Law to protect those who summon medical assistance for an overdose.

House Bill 1694  PA law requires the reporting only of Schedule II controlled substances. In addition, there is currently no legal provision for access to Prescription Monitoring Program data by non-law enforcement personnel. House Bill 1694, sponsored by Rep. Baker of Bradford and Tioga counties, would establish a drug monitoring program or Pharmaceutical Accountability Monitoring System. Learn more about the bill here. Status: being considered in the Judiciary committee.

Senate Bill 423  Introduced by Sen. Kim Ward, this bill would establish a prescription drug monitoring program for schedule II-V drugs. 

Senate Bill 1164 Legislation Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Individuals who take Certain Actions to Respond to an Occurrence of Drug Overdose (more commonly known as the "Good Samaritan Bill"). Would offer limited protection from prosecution to those who take action on behalf of someone experiencing a drug overdose.

Senate Bill 1180 Sen. Vance of Cumberland and York counties has introduced legislation which would create a prescription drug monitoring program in the Commonwealth to expand upon the types of drugs already monitored and increase access for pharmacists and health care practitioners with prescriptive rights. The bill has been updated to provide for: prescription drug monitoring, creating the Prescription Drug Monitoring ABC-MAP Board; establishing the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program; and providing for unlawful acts and penalties. Update: Referred to Health Committee May 8th

Senate Bill 1299
Introduced by Sen. Kim Ward, this bill would amend Pennsylvania's Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic act to provide for opiod antagonist (naloxone) for overdoses.



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