Eleven new Wisconsin laws take aim at state’s opioid epidemic
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed 11 bills into law in July that seek to address myriad facets of the state’s opioid crisis. The bills were the product of a special session held earlier in the year.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, school employees and volunteers, along with residence hall directors, will now be protected from lawsuits if they administer drugs designed to treat opioid overdoses (SB 1). These individuals must be properly trained and call 911 immediately after administering the drugs.
Other new laws in Wisconsin authorize:
providing $420,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Justice to hire special agents to investigate drug trafficking (AB 10).
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