S616 - Heroin & Opioid Prevention & Enforcement Act. (SL 2018-44)
Session Year 2018
Overview: S.L. 2018-44 does the following:

  • Amends laws pertaining to the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act.
  • Amends laws pertaining to the North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System Act.
  • Establishes conditions and requirements for the release of information from the Controlled Substances Reporting System to local law enforcement.
  • Revises and establishes penalties for certain violations.
  • Expresses the intent to appropriate additional funds in the future for community-based substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, the purchase of overdose medications, Operation Medicine Drop, and a special agent position with the State Bureau of Investigation.
  • Amends the statewide Telepsychiatry program that delivers mental health and substance abuse care.

This act has various effective dates. Please see the full summary for more detail.

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