Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction on 1.5.21.

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.11.21.  

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 1.13.21 and referred to the Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.15.21.

Executive session taken in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care;  1st substitute bill passed and referred to Ways & Means on 1.22.21. 

Referred to Ways & Means on 1.25.21 

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.1.21.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.11.21;  passed 1st substitute bill proposed by Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care.

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 2.12.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.17.21.

1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.24.21.

In the House

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 2.26.21.

(updated 4.2.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Wagoner

B5074 establishes that designated fire departments will be “safe stations” and provide basic screening and coordinated response to substance use concerns by designated professionals, including certified substance use disorder peer specialists.  Safe stations are also to provide transportation to acute medical services when warranted. 

Safe stations provide an alternative to emergency rooms and can serve as a diversion for people who need help but are not at the point of an acute medical crisis.