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  • NJ A4789
  • Requires naltrexone and naloxone be offered to certain inmates prior to release from incarceration.
Introduced
(5/11/2017)
In Committee
(5/11/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Commissioner of Corrections to offer certain inmates an injection of naltrexone and a one-dose supply of naloxone prior to release from incarceration. Specifically, under the provisions of this bill, the Commissioner of Corrections is required to offer each inmate on the day the inmate is released from a State correctional facility an injection of naltrexone and a one-dose supply of naloxone if it is determined that the injection or medication is appropriate for that inmate. Naltrexone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorders by blocking the euphoric and sedative effects of drugs such as heroin, morphine, and codeine. It is also used to treat alcohol use disorders by blocking the euphoric effects and feeling of intoxication. The injectable form of the drug, also known as Vivitrol, is administered once per month. Naloxone, also known as narcan, is a medication that is used to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain medications such as morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.
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Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 5/11/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/11/2017 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
5/11/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 5/11/2017 Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee: Reported Favorably 11 0 2