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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature

00 Enrolled SB 91                                                                                                          
01 Relating to the opioid epidemic; authorizing the chief medical officer of the Department of                             
02 Health and Social Services to issue a standing order for the prescription of an opioid overdose                         
03 drug; and providing for an effective date.                                                                              
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05    * Section 1. AS 17.20.085 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                              
06            (d)  The chief medical officer of the department may issue a standing order,                                 
07 including a statewide standing order, for the prescription of an opioid overdose drug.                                  
08 A standing order issued under this subsection must expire on or before June 30, 2021.                                   
09 (e)  Annually, on or before October 1, the department shall complete a report                                           
10 describing activities and expenditures related to Substance Abuse and Mental Health                                     
11 Services Administration grants and the opioid epidemic and shall submit the report to                                   
12 the senate secretary and chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify the                                     
13       legislature that the report is available.                                                                         
14    * Sec. 2. AS 17.20.085(d) is repealed June 30, 2021.                                                                 
01    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                            
02 read:                                                                                                                   
03       RETROACTIVITY. This Act is retroactive to March 15, 2017.                                                         
04    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                   
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