National Safety Council

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The National Safety Council has stood up for safety since 1913. We continue to advocate for safety with more than one hundred current policy statements.
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#162: Medicaid Support for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Supports states adopting Medicaid expansion and opposes cuts to the Medicaid program.

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#156: Appropriate Labeling of Cannabis- and Marijuana-derived Products

Supports explicit, clear, detailed labeling for all cannabis-derived products that contain THC, CBD and products marketed as "synthetic marijuana" to prevent misuse.

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#155: Zero Tolerance Recreational Cannabis User Under Age 21

Supports a zero tolerance of recreational cannabis use by individuals under the age of 21.

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#154: Specialized Court Programs

Supports the use of specialized courts to divert non-violent and low-level offenders from the criminal court system.

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#139: Safe Firearms

Calls specific attention to the lack of meaningful research relating to non-fatal and fatal firearms incidents. Recommends that government and interested groups and individuals develop a uniform procedure for identifying, reporting and summarizing firearms incidents.

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#126: Requiring Prescriber Education as Part of the DEA CSA Registration

Recommends the DEA require continuing medical education for prescribers who register with them under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

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#124: Rx Funding: Federal Government Action to Address Prescription Drug Overdose

Supports reasonable actions by the federal government to address the growing rate of prescription drug overdoses throughout the country.

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#123: State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Supports the work of state pharmacy boards, substance abuse agencies, health department and other entities that administer the states' prescriptiong drug monitoring programs, and the continued efforts to link all states' information into a national database accessible to all prescribers.

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#122: Prevention of Prescription Drug Overdose

Encourages the public to support federal, state and community efforts to reduce prescription drug misuse and overdose.

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#121: Prescribing Guidelines Based on Best Practices

Supports physicians and dental groups that take into consideration the risks of opiod use and the benefits of non-opioid treatments when developing guidelines to treat acute and chronic pain.

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