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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

S.O.S Act
Stop Overdose Stat Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prevent deaths occurring from drug overdoses.

Actions Overview (1)

08/02/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

08/03/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
08/02/2012Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce08/02/2012 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health08/03/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/02/2012)

Stop Overdose Stat Act or the S.O.S. Act - Requires the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: (1) award grants or enter into cooperative agreements to enable eligible entities to reduce deaths occurring from drug overdoses, and (2) give priority to eligible public health agencies or community-based organizations that have expertise in preventing deaths occurring from overdoses in high risk populations.

Conditions receipt of a grant or agreement on an entity agreeing to use the grant or agreement for: (1) purchasing and distributing the drug naloxone; (2) educating physicians and pharmacists about overdose prevention and naloxone prescription; (3) training first responders, other individuals in a position to respond to an overdose, and law enforcement and corrections officials on the effective response; (4) implementing and enhancing programs to provide overdose prevention, recognition, treatment, and response to individuals in need; and (5) expanding such programs.

Requires the Director to: (1) compile and publish, annually, data on fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses for the preceding year; and (2) award grants to state, local, or tribal governments, or the National Poison Data System working in conjunction with such governments, to improve drug overdose surveillance and reporting capabilities.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and submit to Congress a plan to reduce the number of deaths occurring from overdoses.

Requires the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to: (1) prioritize and conduct or support research on drug overdose and overdose prevention, and (2) support research on the development of dosage forms of naloxone for the prehospital treatment of unintentional drug overdose.