2021 Virginia General Assembly
SUD Recovery Legislation Scorecard
We were successful in obtaining a $10 million three year grant to the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences (VARR) from federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds appropriated to our Commonwealth.
HB2300 patroned by Delegate Karrie Delaney strengthened “Danny’s Law” to now requires each hospital with an emergency department to establish a protocol for treatment of individuals experiencing a substance use-related emergency.
In 2017, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, which includes flagship Stroger Hospital on Chicago's Near West Side, treated 4,000 to 5,000 patients whose chief complaint was related to opioids, up from about 1,000 people in 2006. In 2017, opioid-related cases cost about $25 million. Each case on average cost just over $6,000, including overdose revivals in the ER and hospitalizations.