Inslee signs law to help providers, cities, counties confront opioid crisis

May 16, 2017

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Those fighting the public health crisis of opioid abuse disorder in communities across Washington now have new tools.

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed House Bill 1427 to enact several recommendations made by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. The bill will help cities and counties across the state confront the epidemic by lowering barriers to treatment and reducing wait lists for treatment. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody, will give health care providers more information about their prescribing practices to boost the use of best practices.

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