Campus Opioid Safety Act: Opioid Overdose Prevention on Campus
In August 2022, Governor Newsom signed into legislation
SB 367, known as the Campus Opioid Safety Act (Act). The Act requires community college district (CCD) and California State University (CSU), and also requests University of California system, schools to provide educational and preventive information about opioid overdose, as part of campus orientations. This includes providing information about the use and location of opioid overdose reversal medication, such as naloxone.
Additionally, the Act requires all CCD and CSU campus health centers to apply to use the CDPH statewide standing order for naloxone
and to participate in the Department of Health Care Services’
Naloxone Distribution Project
In 2021 more than 71,000 people died from synthetic opioid-related drug overdose in the United States according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recent data suggest that number continues to increase.
Knowledge can save lives and stop drug overdose.
Use the following images and messaging on social media to raise awareness about opioid overdose.
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Did you know #Naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, including from heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications is available for students? Contact student health services to learn about naloxone availability on campus. Learn more about naloxone and how to save lives: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/sapb/Pages/Naloxone.aspx
#StopOverdose #EndOverdose #Fentanyl