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HB002/SB78- Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) Pilot (Rep. Ford, Rep. Cassidy). Provides a pathway for the regulation, licensure, and piloting of an OPS in Chicago. Establishes an advisory committee to advise the Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery on the rules, regulations, and development of Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS). 

HB 1121– Overdose Prevention Testing (Rep. Guzzardi). Authorizes a trained individual to reverse an overdose by a Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) to provide fentanyl test strips and other drug adulterant testing supplies to another individual. 

SB 2223 - The Drug Education & Youth Overdose Prevention Act (Sen. Fine, Rep. Mason). Requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to improve K-12 public school drug education and guidelines for educators, parents, caregivers, and community members. Requires expansion of evidence-based, reality-based, and comprehensive efforts to include information around NARCAN and fentanyl test strips for high school students.

HB 001 - Illinois Cure Act (Rep. Ford). The Compassionate Use and Research of Entheogens Act creates a regulatory program for the supported adult use of the entheogen psilocybin. It will allow other natural entheogenic medicines to be reviewed for future inclusion by a newly created Illinois Entheogen Advisory Board. 

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