HB 325 – Opioid Response Act

*This bill was introduced as a proposed committee substitute replacing the content of the bill to the Opioid Response Act on June 20, 2019*

This bill passed in the Senate Rules committee on June 25, 2019 and will now move to the Senate floor.


HB 325 – Opioid Epidemic Response Act

This bill would remove the requirement the buprenorphine prescribers register with the state.

The bill decriminalizes the use of drug testing equipment to detect contaminants.

The bill broadens the objectives of syringe exchange programs to include all individuals who use drugs illicitly to enroll in evidence based treatment.

The bill outlines that a goal of syringe exchange programs to include reducing the number of drug overdoses in NC.

The bill removes the ban of state funds to purchase needles, syringes, or other injection supplies.

HB 325 / SB 302 Update Service and Care Plan Requirements/ACH Residents

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery), Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston), Rep. Lisa Barnes (R-Nash), Rep. Mary Ann Black (R-Durham)

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Madison), Sen. Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg), Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth)


Bill Summary

This bill states that to fulfill the activities of daily living portion of any service plan or care plan required, the facility may use a plan, including an online plan, that was completed as the result of an assessment to determine a resident’s eligibility for personal care services under the Medicaid State Plan.

Bill Movement


This bill was filed on March 11, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

  • Aging
    • Withdrawn from Committee – March 19, 2019
  • Health
    • Passed – April 9, 2019
  • Rules
    • Passed – April 15, 2019

This bill passed on the House floor with a vote of 111-0 on April 16, 2019.


This bill was filed on March 19, 2019

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health
    • This bill was amended and passed on April 17, 2019.
  • Rules
    • This bill passed in Rules on April 18, 2019.

This bill passed in the Senate on April 25, 2019, and will now move to the House.

This bill was withdrawn from the House calendar on July 9, 2019.

This bill passed in the House and will now be sent to Governor Cooper.

This bill was signed into law by Governor Cooper on July 22, 2019.



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