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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Legislation related to preventing and mitigating potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood, including bills that address childhood trauma, child adversity, toxic stress or ACEs specifically.

Older Adult Falls

Legislation that aims to prevent falls among older adults.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Legislation that focuses on prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Prescribing Guidelines and Limits

Legislation related to guidelines or limits for prescriptions of opioids, including limits to number of days or amount of morphine milligram equivalents (MME) for an opioid prescription.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Legislation related to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)--electronic databases that track prescriptions of controlled substances such as requirements for PDMP access and use.

Provider Training

Legislation related to training or education for providers related to opioids, such as training in prescribing controlled substances, pain management and identifying substance use disorders.

Pain Clinics and Pain Management

Legislation related to pain clinics or pain management facilities (e.g., licensing, regulation). May also include legislation related to access to pain management more broadly.

Rescue Drugs

Legislation related to access to opioid antagonists, or overdose reversal drugs, e.g., Naloxone.

Other Prescription Drug Abuse Measures

Other legislation related to prevention of prescription drug misuse and overdose. May include topics such as: task forces or study committees, opioid education in schools, prescription take-back programs, abuse-deterrent opioids and awareness efforts.

Teen Dating Violence

Legislation related to the prevention of violence in adolescent relationships.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Legislation focused on preventing traumatic brain injury, including policies related to youth athletes.

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State Public Health Legislation Database

This database covers topics related to public health including infectious disease prevention and treatment, public health reporting and workforce and vaccines. It includes all introduced legislation from 2021 to the present and is updated at least twice per month as legislation is identified by NCSL staff.
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