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BILL SUMMARY For PUBLIC COMMENT ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HARM REDUCTION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Jul 30, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Public Comment on Criminal Justice and Harm Reduction - Committee Discussion Only


03:58:25 PM  

The committee discussed the members' interest in criminal justice and harm reduction.  Representative Herod, Senator Priola, and Representative Kennedy expressed interest in working on bills in those subject areas.  Senator Pettersen proceeded with public testimony.

04:01:11 PM  

Dr. Chris Stock, Consortium Harm Reduction Workgroup, expressed his support for the Consortium's recommendations.  He discussed pharmacies' role in public health and abating opioid use disorder.  He recommended that the committee amend Colorado law to clarify that pharmacies may distribute naloxone without a prescription.

04:07:36 PM  

Dr. Mike Nerenberg, representing himself, discussed leveraging the various points of contact for persons with SUD, including SAPs.  He commented on safe injection sites and noted that those who utilize the sites are more likely to seek treatment.  Dr. Nerenberg responded to committee questions.

04:14:12 PM  
Senator Pettersen concluded public testimony and reminded
the committee of the next meeting date.  






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