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File #: 190864    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/31/2019 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health Code," by amending Chapter 6-200, entitled "Preventive Medicine," to require the reporting of information related to substance use treatment, drug overdose treatment, and related information, to the Department of Public Health, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Greenlee
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19086400.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy19086400
Title
Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health Code," by amending Chapter 6-200, entitled "Preventive Medicine," to require the reporting of information related to substance use treatment, drug overdose treatment, and related information, to the Department of Public Health, all under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:


SECTION 1. Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 6. HEALTH CODE

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CHAPTER 6-200. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

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? 6-215. Drug Overdose Reporting Requirements

(1) Each emergency room or department that treats one or more persons for a drug overdose, or for symptoms of withdrawal as the result of drug use, within the quarterly reporting period shall report the following to the Department on a quarterly basis:

(a) aggregated information on all such occurrences, and

(b) a narrative description of substance use disorder treatment resources the
emergency department provided to such patients.

(2) The report required by subsection 6-215(1) shall be in such form and substance as the Board may by regulation prescribe, and the aggregated information required by paragraph 6-215(1)(a) shall, at a minimum, include the number of patients who, within the reporting period, were treated in the emergency department either for a drug overdose, symptoms of withdrawal as the result of drug use, or both. The report shall also include the number of such patients who, at the time of discharge, were:

(a) Provided the substance use disorder treatment resources identified by the
emergency department pursuant to paragraph 6-215(1)(b).

(b) Scheduled to attend an initial appointment with a substance use treatment
provider that has agreed to provide treatment to such patient and such patient has agreed to attend for the purpose of receiving treatment.

(c) Provided a take-home dose of na...

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