Legislation that further addresses the opioid epidemic signed into law

July 10, 2017

This month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law several pieces of legislation that will help improve the quality of life in Connecticut. Among the bills signed by the governor was House Bill 7052, which aims to address a growing public health issue in Connecticut.

Connecticut has been grappling with an opioid epidemic for years. HB 7052 will help reduce addiction and overdoses by limiting the maximum opioid drug prescription for minors from 7 days to 5 days. It additionally requires health insurers to cover medically necessary, inpatient detoxification services for an insured diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder.

I was proud to support this legislation and will continue to fight for the passage of bills that address education, safety and public health issues.