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A new model law that requires use of the most effective practices to transfer stabilized overdose survivors directly and immediately to clinically appropriate treatment and recovery support services. Read more »

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As part of the Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Model Law Package, this updated law improves on current laws by clarifying the “analogue” definition and highlighting factors that indicate an emerging substance should be treated as one. Read more »

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As part of the Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Model Law Package, this updated law establishes a streamlined process to temporarily schedule emerging NPS for 18-24 months. Read more »

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As part of the Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Model Law Package, this updated law provides comprehensive, up-to-date language for scheduling emerging NPS, using structural class definitions where possible. Read more »

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An updated model law to reduce opioid overdose deaths that makes naloxone universally available to first responders and the general public. The act also ensures comprehensive financial support for naloxone. Read more »

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