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Opiate Overdose Study Update I

SECTION 136.   Section 1 of chapter 55 of the acts of 2015 is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services, in collaboration with the department of public health, shall conduct or provide for an examination of the prescribing and treatment history, including court-ordered treatment or treatment within the criminal justice system, of persons in the commonwealth who suffered fatal or nonfatal opiate overdoses in calendar years 2013 to 2015, inclusive. Any report or supplemental reports resulting from this examination shall provide any data in an aggregate and de-identified format.