Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction
Concerning measures to address the opioid crisis in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, providing immunity for individuals who provide clean syringes through a clean syringe exchange program, creating a supervised injection facility pilot program, allowing school districts to develop policies for the supply and administration of opiate antagonists, and requiring the commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study certain topics related to sentencing for opioid-related offenses.
2018 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill:
- Specifies that hospitals may be used as clean syringe exchange sites ( section 1 );
- Provides civil immunity for participants of a clean syringe exchange program ( section 1 );
- Creates a supervised injection facility pilot program in the city and county of Denver and provides civil and criminal immunity for the approved supervised injection facility ( sections 2 through 4 );
- Allows school districts and nonpublic schools to develop a policy by which schools are allowed to obtain a supply of opiate antagonists and school employees are trained to administer opiate antagonists to individuals at risk of experiencing a drug overdose ( sections 5 through 11 ); and
- Requires the commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study certain topics related to sentencing for opioid-related offenses ( section 12 ).
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)