Doug Ducey Signs Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act: 5 Things to Know

By January 26, 2018Uncategorized

Governor Doug Ducey signed into law an omnibus bill dedicated to curbing the opioid crisis this morning, the day after the plan passed in the legislature. In a pretty remarkable show of bipartisanship, the measure received unanimous support in the House and Senate.

The act went through the legislature at breakneck speed during a special legislative session after Ducey rolled out the package earlier this week.

Ducey signing the bill marks another step in his public fight against the opioid crisis. There’ve been more than 800 opioid-related deaths in Arizona since last June, when Ducey declared it a statewide health emergency. In the signing ceremony, Ducey dedicated the law to the individuals who have died as a result of the crisis.

So what does the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act actually do? The law addresses the two fronts of the war on the opioid epidemic: prescription and treatment.

Read more at Phoenix New Times….

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