Chapter 2.5. Fatal Drug Overdose Information of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 10.5. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2.5.
The definitions contained in this chapter shall govern the
construction of this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise.
"Department" means the State Department of Health Care
(a) On or before July 1, 2004, and on or before January
1, 2009, as specified in subdivision (c), the department shall place
on its Internet Web site information on drug overdose trends in
California, including county and state death rates, from existing
data, in order to ascertain changes in the causes or rates of fatal
and nonfatal drug overdoses for the preceding five years.
(b) The information required by subdivision (a) shall include, to
the extent available, data on all of the following:
(1) Trends in drug overdose death rates by county or city, or
(2) Suggested improvements in data collection.
(3) A description of interventions that may be effective in
reducing the rate of fatal or nonfatal drug overdoses.
(c) The information required by subdivision (a) to be placed on
the department's Internet Web site shall remain on the Internet Web
site for a period of not less than six months. The department shall
update the information required pursuant to subdivision (a) and shall
place the updated information on the Internet Web site on or before
January 1, 2009, for a period of not less than six months.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2013.