About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Education
(a)   Each institution of higher education shall establish a policy that addresses heroin and opioid addiction and prevention.
(b)    (1)   The policy established under this subtitle shall require:
(i)   Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, incoming full–time students to participate in an in–person heroin and opioid addiction and prevention awareness training, unless in–person training is impracticable, then to participate in an electronic heroin and opioid addiction and prevention awareness training;
(ii)   Each institution to provide incoming part–time students with resources that alert and educate the students regarding heroin and opioid addiction and prevention; and
(iii)   Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, each institution to obtain and store at the institution naloxone or other overdose–reversing medication to be used in an emergency situation.
(2)   The requirements of paragraph (1)(i) and (iii) of this subsection do not apply to:
(i)   The University of Maryland, University College;
(ii)   The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; or
(iii)   An off–campus location of an institution of higher education.