Coalition's 2020 Legislative Priorities

Number of overdose deaths involving opioids in Virginia, by opioid category. Source: CDC WONDER.

Mental Health and Harm Reduction

Priority legislation

The Coalition supports these bills. Please contact your reps to let them know if you do, too!
Click on bill no. for full summary.
Click on Patron name for additional patrons (sponsors).

Status Number Summary Chief Patron
HB 532
SB 667
Safe reporting of overdoses; immunity from prosecution. Del. Betsy Carr
Sen. Jennifer Boysko

HB 791
Comprehensive harm reduction programs. Repeals the sunset on the authority of the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction programs Del. Ken Plum

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Gun Virginia Opioid Summary, NIH, Revised March 2019.

Mental Health orgs

NAMI Virginia
Promotes recovery and resiliency and improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected through support, education, and advocacy.

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse

Virginia organizations involved w. Healthcare issues