Senator Harckham's Press Conference on Stephen's Law

Senator Pete Harckham held a press conference to kick off National Prevention Week, which helps increase public awareness of, and action around substance use disorders, and to announce Stephen’s Law, (S4741A), named in memory of Stephen Canastraro Jr. The bill directs providers to call a patient's loved ones - individuals who already have the patient's consent to access their medical information - and inform them of life threatening warning signs of relapse, so that a life may be saved.