The Office of the Governor of the State of Washington

02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 18:17

Inslee statement on unanimous passage of opioid use disorder bill

'I am pleased that the House just unanimously passed HB 2489, to treat opioid use disorder which is taking the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Washingtonians every year.

'Prevention and treatment go hand-in-hand. This bill will help save lives, and give doctors, law enforcement and first responders more tools to fight this crisis. It will provide help for people who need treatment, and offer wrap around services like housing and employment supports they need to stay healthy and get back on their feet.'

The bill is governor request legislation.

Background:

Inslee takes next steps to continue work on opioid crisis