Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Overdose prevention centers (OPCs) are facilities where controlled substances, obtained outside the center, may be consumed in a safe environment with monitoring by staff.  These centers are intended to lessen the risk of overdose and often also provide access to critical services such as syringe exchange, fentanyl test strip and naloxone distribution, and referrals to treatment for infectious diseases and substance use disorder.

This is a longitudinal dataset analyzing statutes and regulations related to the establishment of overdose prevention centers and state pilot programs for overdose prevention centers as of November 1, 2023. This dataset utilizes questions developed by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), through ASTHO’s Public Health Legal Mapping Center.

These data were created with support from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE).