Wisconsin Governor Signs HOPE Bills To Combat Opioid Abuse & Addiction

News Report | September 10, 2017


On July 17, 2017, Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker signed 11 bills into law related to the state's Heroin, Opiate, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) agenda. The bills were signed during a special legislative session. The 11 bills cover everything from education to treatment and enforcement programs, and are intended to improve access to treatment, and to improve law enforcement response to addiction disorder.

The Wisconsin HOPE agenda was developed by the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse, which was created in response to the State's opioid overdose epidemic. The task force was charged with working with health . . .

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