Summary: H.R.4739 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (12/09/2019)

Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act

This bill directs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement a safety framework to protect its personnel from exposure to potential synthetic opioids.

Among other things, the CBP must do the following:

  • issue a policy that specifies protocols and procedures for the safe handling of potential synthetic opioids;
  • require mandatory training on (1) the potential risk of exposure to and safe handling procedures for synthetic opioids, and (2) how to administer opioid receptor antagonists (e.g., naloxone) after exposure; and
  • provide personal protective equipment and opioid receptor antagonists to officers, agents, other personnel, and canines at risk of exposure to synthetic opioids.