From State House News Service
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Baker, Hassan plan national push for Mass. opioid model
Key components of a new Massachusetts opioid law will be part of a “national model” for addiction prevention that Gov. Charlie Baker and his New Hampshire counterpart plan to recommend to governors from across the country, Baker said June 10.
During a New England Council breakfast at the Seaport Hotel, Baker said he and Gov. Maggie Hassan plan to include a limit on new opioid prescriptions in a proposal they will present to the National Governors Association.
Baker, a Republican, and Hassan, a Democrat, are the chair and vice chair of the association’s Health and Human Services Committee.
The law Baker signed in March limited first-time opiate prescriptions and all opiate prescriptions for minors to a seven-day supply.
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