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SB 719 Substance Abuse Data Sharing and Analytics Clearinghouse; established, report.

Introduced by: Siobhan S. Dunnavant | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:


Data sharing; substance abuse data. Establishes a Substance Abuse Data Sharing and Analytics Clearinghouse (the Clearinghouse), to be administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources in consultation with the Substance Abuse Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee (the Advisory Committee), also created by the bill. To the extent allowed by federal law, state and local health and human services and public safety agencies are required to provide data to the Clearinghouse to be used for data analytics and analysis related to improving the efficiency and efficacy of the treatment and prevention of substance abuse, with a focus on opioid addiction and abuse. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources may also enter into agreements with private entities and public institutions of higher education to further the goals of the Clearinghouse. The bill requires the Secretary to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding the results achieved through the use of the Clearinghouse, including the identification of cost savings and policy recommendations.

The Advisory Committee shall have 14 members, consisting of three members of the House of Delegates, two members of the Senate, the Secretaries of Health and Human Resources, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Technology, and six nonlegislative citizen members representing local government, the medical profession, and community services boards. The Advisory Committee is charged with advising on all matters related to the Clearinghouse.

The bill also makes changes to the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act to codify that data sharing among state and local agencies in certain circumstances is a proper use of personal data.

This bill was incorporated into SB 580.


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