Legislation to Create Healthier NJ

New Legislative Package to Create a Healthier New Jersey

A new bipartisan legislative package which deals with substance abuse problems is moving forward in the NJ State Legislature. The package includes 21 bills which are designed to combat the state’s ongoing problems with heroin and prescription drugs.

Historically substance abuse and addiction have been viewed as a law enforcement issue. One of the primary goals of this new legislation is to change public perception so it is recognized as a public health issue.

The new legislation also includes a law that will make it mandatory for all NJ physicians to register for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP). More information regarding this important legislation can be found at the links below.

http://www.drugfreenj.org/blog/post/why-not-new-jersey-argument-mandatory-pmp/

http://drugfreenj.org/assets/_control/content/files/DDW2015winter.pdf