Summary of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act

(House Bill 243/Senate Bill 175) http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H243v6.pdf “Targeted controlled substances” under the Act = Schedule II and Schedule III Opioids Targeted controlled substances are those listed in G.S. 90-90(1) & (2) and G.S. 90-91(d) Provisions for Prescribers • Limits first-time prescriptions of targeted controlled substances for acute pain to ?5 days – Exception: prescriptions following a…

Legislative Update: Substance Use Disorder 2017 Budget Proposals

Legislative Update: Substance Use Disorder 2017 Budget Proposals Comparing House, Senate and Governor’s Proposals The NC House, Senate and Governor’s budget proposals have now been completed. Thanks to your outreach to legislators and some furious work over the Memorial Day weekend, the House added a last minute amendment to add $5 million for community-based treatment!…

ACTION ALERT: HB615 ON HOUSE HEALTH CALENDER TOMORROW!

You did it! Thanks to your calls and emails based on last week’s action alert, the House Health Committee will hear HB 615 tomorrow, legislation supported by APNC and others which will amend the Substance Abuse Practices Act. This bill provides several small but important changes: Keeps substance abuse counseling credentials uniform across state lines Establishes…

Support the Amend Substance Abuse Professional Practices Act (HB615)

Legislation was recently introduced to make several positive changes to the Substance Abuse Professional Practices Act. The bill, House Bill 615, was sought by the NCSAPPB members and accomplishes the following things: Keeps substance abuse counseling credentials uniform across state lines. Standards were raised two years ago and North Carolina must change statute to keep…

JUST IN! Committee DELAYS Voting on Licensing Draft Legislation

The Administrative Procedures Oversight Committee voted this afternoon to DELAY further consideration of the proposal calling for merging NCSAPPB with the LPC Board. This means three things: Your calls and letters WORKED! The public outcry over this proposal, as shown by hundreds of calls, emails and letters to legislators, made the difference. The committee delay…

YOU HELP IS REQUESTED. ACT NOW! Draft Legislation Could Eliminate the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

This TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, the General Assembly’s Joint Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee will be meeting to discuss a draft bill that may, among other things, merge the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board with the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.   This would essentially eliminate the Practice Board, and would have a devastating affect on our…

ACT NOW: Draft Legislation Could Eliminate the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

Legislation drafted last week by the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee calls for sunset of the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board and transferring the licensing requirements for substance abuse professionals to the NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the proposed draft.  Occupational-Licensure-Boards-Merger-and-Dissolution If passed this bill…