NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS TRIO OF OPIOID-RELATED BILLS

NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signs a trio of opioid-related bills: AB 3292, a bill that makes the Garden State the first to require opioid prescriptions to have a warning label to inform patients of the possibilities of addiction and overdose; AB 4744, which allows Medicaid recipients to receive opioid addiction treatment without prior authorization; and SJR 35, a resolution that authorizes and annual “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day.” The laws take effect in February (NJ.COM).

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 4

NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signs SB 4, which enshrines into state law a requirement that health care insurers not be allowed to reject consumers for having pre-existing health conditions (NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO).

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 59

Also in NEW HAMPSHIRE, Gov. Sununu signs SB 59, which adds post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder to the definition of injury for purposes of workers’ compensation for first responders (MANCHESTER UNION LEADER).

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 322

CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signs SB 322, which provides Golden State health care workers whistleblower protections when they issue a complaint or initiate an investigation about their employers (CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).