New Connecticut Laws In Effect July 1

July 11, 2018
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When the clock struck midnight on July 1, over 30 new laws went into effect in the State of Connecticut. Below are some highlights:

    1. Good Samaritan Child Abuse/Neglect. This law provides immunity from civil or criminal litigation for anyone who acts in good faith to medically assist a child who is being neglected or abused.
    2. Allergy Training for School Bus Drivers. School bus drivers will learn how to assist a child who is suffering from a food allergy including how to administer an EpiPen. School bus drivers will be immune from lawsuits involving the administration of drugs during an allergic reaction.
    3. Telehealth prescriptions. A telehealth provider can now prescribe schedule II and III controlled substances other than opioid drugs.
    4. Behavior analysts. Behavior analysts are now mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect.

    Here is a complete list of new laws that went into effect on July 1, 2018.