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December 2018
Infographic depicting how NAMSDL’s model warm hand‐off act complements and strengthens the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (Pub. L. 115‐271).
September 2018
A 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.
September 2018
A model law that creates a means by which a yet-to-be-scheduled controlled substance analogue can be treated as a controlled substance even before the temporary scheduling period begins
September 2018
A model law that provides a better way to counter the problem caused by ever-changing NPS structure by instituting a streamlined method in which the state’s controlled substance scheduling authority can quickly schedule a controlled substance for a temporary period of at least 18 months.
September 2018
A model law that sets out language that can be used to schedule NPS in such a way that should help limit the ability of chemists to simply alter a substance by one or two molecules and create a new substance that is not covered by the existing law.
September 2018
A 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.
May 2015
A model act directing the creation and operation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP/PMP) to inform healthcare professionals and others about the controlled substance prescription history of patients
May 2014
A package of model laws that create economic sanctions for cities, counties, and states to use to remove novel psychoactive substances from retail stores and make access to such drugs more difficult.
November 2011
A model act to elevate the single state authority to a cabinet level department because placement and visibility of the Single State Authority in the structure of government are key factors influencing the agency’s ability to do its job and accomplish its prevention, education, treatment, outreach and policy goals.
November 2011
A model resolution directing the Single State Authority on Drugs and Alcohol to assemble a panel of parents of children who have been affected by drug and alcohol abuse and addiction to advise and make recommendations on obstacles blocking access to drug and alcohol addiction treatment.


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