Governor Mike Pence Pens Letter To Indiana Congressional Delegation
On Tuesday, Governor Mike Pence sent a letter to the Indiana Congressional Delegation outlining the state of Indiana’s progress in combating drug abuse in advance of Congressional action on opioid legislation this week. The letter includes actions by the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention and legislative agenda items, including Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 187, which ensures that lifesaving overdose intervention drugs are available statewide by requiring the Indiana State Department of Health to issue a statewide standing order for naloxone. SEA 271, also enacted during the previous session of the Indiana General Assembly establishes the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse, which will build on the work of the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention and take the lead in coordinating substance abuse policy throughout the state of Indiana beginning in 2017.
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