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The digest printed below was prepared by House Legislative Services. It constitutes no part
of the legislative instrument. The keyword, one-liner, abstract, and digest do not constitute
part of the law or proof or indicia of legislative intent. [R.S. 1:13(B) and 24:177(E)]
SB 487 Engrossed 2024 Regular Session Cathey
Proposed law requires a hospital that treats a minor that is suspected of an opioid overdose
to conduct a urine drug screen on the minor that shall include testing for the presence of
Proposed law requires the hospital to report any screening conducted in accordance with
proposed law that detects fentanyl to the La. Dept. of Health. Proposed law further provides
that the hospital shall de-identify the report prior to submission.
(Adds R.S. 40:978.2.2)
Summary of Amendments Adopted by Senate
Committee Amendments Proposed by Senate Committee on Health and Welfare to
the original bill
1. Limits the required screenings to apply to minors being treated for a
suspected opioid overdose.
2. Removes provisions relative to exemptions and liability of liability.
Summary of Amendments Adopted by House
The Committee Amendments Proposed by House Committee on Health and Welfare to
the engrossed bill:
1. Removes provisions that create a public records exception to the de-identified
drug screening reports sent to the La. Dept. of Health.
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