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September 11, 2018 – Capitol Tracker: Governor signs naloxone bill into law
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) on Monday that addresses the opioid epidemic, which has left its mark on Humboldt County.
The bill, AB 2760, requires high-risk patients be prescribed the overdose reversal drug naloxone when receiving prescriptions for opioids. The bill also has an educational element that mandates a discussion of substance abuse with those receiving the prescriptions.
The bill will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.