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Governor Hogan signs legislation to fight opioid epidemic

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Posted at 9:43 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 21:43:39-04

Governor Larry Hogan along with Senate President and Speaker of the House signed several bills aimed at fighting the current opioid epidemic.

Among those bills signed at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis,  it included the Overdose Data Reporting Act and the Controlled Dangerous Substances Volume Dealers Act.

The Overdose Date Reporting Act will allow emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers to input and share data about opioid overdoses. And the Controlled Dangerous Substances Volume Dealers Act will expand the volume dealer statute to include fentanyl and its analogs and allows for more effective prosecution of high-level drug traffickers who deal in large quantities of controlled substances.

The Governor along with State leaders hope to enhance heroin and opioid overdose prevention efforts with these bills.