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This act relates to health courses for children to educate them on drug addiction and programs. The bill further requires the drug addiction and prevention program implemented in the public schools to include instruction on heroin and opioid addiction and prevention, including information on the lethal effects of fentanyl. Finally, the bill protects educators tasked with teaching the classes, requiring a county board of education to consult with the county superintendent of schools before any change in the hiring or termination of personnel in connection with a school health services program.Year: 2017•State: Maryland•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Maryland State Legislature
This act concerns health care and opioid abuse. This act requires health care providers to prescribe the lowest effective dose of an opioid and in a quantity no greater than the quantity needed for the expected duration of their specific illness or pain. The dosage will be based on evidence-based clinical guideline for prescribing controlled dangerous substances.Year: 2017•State: Maryland•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Maryland State Legislature