Sen. Carozza introduces MD bill to help combat opioid epidemic
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – An eastern shore lawmaker is pushing for a bill that could help in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Earlier Wednesday, Senator Mary Beth Carozza introduced her student drug use, parent notification bill. Carozza says this piece of legislation, known as Senate Bill 714, would allow colleges and universities to notify parents and legal guardians, if a student who’s addicted to drugs, is at risk of an overdose or death. She adds that the important part about this proposed bill is that it would grant immunity to these universities, if they make that call.
“That call, that notification can be made without the school being sued, and we think that would encourage more notifications and could possibly save lives in the future,” said Carozza (R-District 38).
Carozza adds that the bill, which was heard in the education, health, and environmental affairs committee, is expected to be voted on within the next couple of weeks.