Rhode Island Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
SB 2126 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROL SUBSTANCES ACT (Requires that professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss addiction risks and when appropriate alternative treatments with patients upon the second refill and/or upon the third prescription.)
Jan 22 2020 02/12/2020 Placed On Senate Calendar (02/25/2020)
Feb 12 2020
HB 7398 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Excludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of acute pain management. Prescribes new guidelines for treatment based upon 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.)
Jan 31 2020 02/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 12 2020
SB 2069 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- ENSURING ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY CARE FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS (Establishes the medication assisted treatment (MAT) program which uses medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.)
Jan 21 2020 02/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 11 2020
SB 2229 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING (Requires hospital to incorporate consent for peer recovery specialist services into comprehensive patient consent form. Creates MAT program using meds and counseling and to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.)
Feb 04 2020 02/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 11 2020
SB 2230 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Requires insurance coverage for at least ninety (90) days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance-use disorders for American Society of Addiction Medicine levels of care 3.1 and 3.3.)
Feb 04 2020 02/04/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Health And Human Services
Feb 04 2020
HB 7048 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to develop and make available for school use a mental health curriculum. Schools would be required to provide four (4) hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade students.)
Jan 09 2020 01/29/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jan 29 2020
HB 7171 (2020 Regular Session)
An Act Relating To Making Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2021
Jan 16 2020 01/16/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jan 16 2020
HR 7099 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Extending Congratulations
Jan 14 2020 01/14/2020 House Read And Passed
Jan 14 2020
HB 6086 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires private/public schools provide/maintain opioid antagonists on-site including elementary schools.)
May 09 2019 07/15/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 15 2019
SB 409 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires private/public schools provide/maintain opioid antagonists on-site including elementary schools.)
Feb 27 2019 07/15/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 15 2019
SB 953 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016 (Provides that law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and agencies participating in the HOPE initiative be exempt from civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of administering opioid antagonists.)
Jun 05 2019 07/15/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 15 2019
SB 1032 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT] (Requires that instruction in health and physical education include information provided to students that mixing opioids and alcohol can cause accidental death.)
Jun 27 2019 07/15/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 15 2019
HB 5536 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016 (Provides that law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and agencies participating in the HOPE initiative be exempt from civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of administering opioid antagonists.)
Feb 27 2019 07/15/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 15 2019
HB 5253 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT] (Requires that instruction in health and physical education include information provided to students that mixing opioids and alcohol can cause accidental death.)
Jan 31 2019 07/15/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 15 2019
HB 5537 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Restricts the initial prescription to an adult and all prescriptions to a minor patient for an opiate to a seven (7) day supply with exceptions for certain conditions and medicines designed for substance abuse or opioid dependence treatment.)
Feb 27 2019 07/08/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2019
HB 5184 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (Requires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.)
Jan 24 2019 07/08/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2019
SB 291 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (Requires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.)
Feb 13 2019 07/08/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2019
SB 981 (2019 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Restricts the initial prescription to an adult and all prescriptions to a minor patient for an opiate to a seven (7) day supply with exceptions for certain conditions and medicines designed for substance abuse or opioid dependence treatment.)
Jun 13 2019 07/08/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2019
HB 5151 (2019 Regular Session)
An Act Relating To Making Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2020
Jan 17 2019 07/05/2019 Signed By Governor
Jul 05 2019
HR 5751 (2019 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFICACY OF INVOLUNTARY INPATIENT TREATMENT FOR NON-COURT INVOLVED INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER (Authorizes a seventy-two (72) hour hold to be ordered by a physician in certain instances of substance use disorders.)
Feb 27 2019 06/28/2019 House Passed Sub A
Jun 28 2019

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