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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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EMS Legislative Database

NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to Emergency Medical Services.
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Scope of Practice Legislation Database

This searchable legislative database brings you up-to-date, real-time information about scope of practice legislation that has been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C. It includes all introduced legislation from 2015 to the present and is updated biweekly as legislation is identified by NCSL staff.
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Mental Health Workforce Toolkit

Discover a wealth of insights and initiatives aimed at transforming mental health care across diverse communities and workplaces in America. Explore policy reports addressing discrimination and parity issues in mental health insurance benefits, as well as disparities in rural, racial, and ethnic populations. Gain valuable perspectives on the urgent need to address provider shortages in behavioral health services and innovative approaches to expanding workplace care and support. Delve into state

State Cannabis Policy Enactment Database

NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date information for enacted state cannabis 2022 legislation in the 50 states, District of Columbia and territories.
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Prescription Drug Legislation Database

Search over 7,000 pieces of legislation to analyze what states are considering and enacting in current topic areas of prescription drugs. Bill status updates weekly.
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Injury Prevention Legislation Database

This database tracks legislation related to substance misuse and overdose prevention as well as other injury prevention and violence prevention topics. This database includes all introduced legislation from 2015 to the present and is updated biweekly.
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Maternal and Child Health Legislative Database

This database covers topics related to maternal and child health (MCH) including newborn screening, women's health, childhood obesity and nutrition, maternal and child mental health and the impacts of substance use on the MCH population. It includes enacted-only legislation from 2017 to the present and is updated biweekly as enactments are identified by NCSL staff.
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Policy Snapshot: Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages

As the prevalence of mental and behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders increases, so does the need for mental and behavioral health care professionals. States are taking several approaches to increasing the availability of mental health providers and considering policy options to reduce the workforce shortage of behavioral health professionals.

NCSL Urges DOJ to Prioritize the Removal of Cannabis From Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act

NCSL urges Attorney General and Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator to remove cannabis from Schedule I classification under the Controlled Substances Act. In August, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that the DEA move cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance. The letter requests the DEA to quickly finish its review of the August HHS report and remove cannabis from Schedule I, per HHS’s recommendation.