State Legislation/Laws

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Emergency Medical Services Naloxone Access

The Network for Public Health Law In many opioid overdose situations, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a crucial source for the administration of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. This resource provides an overview of relevant laws and regulations for EMS... read more

It Matters

The It Matters website and related educational campaigns are sponsored by Kansas Behavioral Health Services, which helps communities understand the extent and cause of substance abuse problems and take action to reduce and prevent them. Site offers customizable ads... read more

A Guide to Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse in the Schools

Rhode Island Board of Regents for Primary and Secondary Education, 2011 The Rhode Island statute requires all suspected child abuse/neglect to be immediately reported. Schools tend to be a place where abuse/neglect can be detected. A sample reporting procedure is... read more

Right to a safe school [Section 16-2-17]

This legislation proposes that each student, staff member, teacher, and administrator has a right to attend and/or work at a school which is safe and secure, conducive to learning, and free from the threat, actual or implied, of physical harm by a disruptive... read more

Lindsay Anne Burke Act

This legislation requires that Rhode Island school districts enact policies around dating violence, including reporting of dating violence, education around dating violence and efforts to prevent dating violence. read more

BH Link

In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.

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