NEBRASKA GOVERNOR RICKETTS APPROVES MAJOR OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION MEASURE

By April 5, 2018Uncategorized

Yesterday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a new measure aimed at opioid abuse prevention into law. LB 931 provides new requirements for opiate and controlled substance prescriptions distributed in the State of Nebraska.

“The work of the Attorney General, State Senators, and many other stakeholders has helped Nebraska become a leader in preventing opioid abuse,” said Governor Ricketts. “LB 931 will help prevent over prescription of these drugs and require photo identification to receive opioids. This legislation supports our ongoing efforts to avoid the crisis here in Nebraska that is affecting so many families in other states.”

The Governor was joined at a ceremony by Attorney General Doug Peterson, State Senator Sara Howard of Omaha, State Senator John Kuehn of Heartwell, and State Senator Brett Lindstrom of Omaha. LB 931 was introduced by State Senator Sara Howard of Omaha. It was passed by the Unicameral Legislature, 48-0-1, on March 29, 2018.

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