Afternoon vote on Christie anti-opioid bill in Assembly
Posted:Feb 15 2017 11:26AM EST
Updated:Feb 15 2017 11:29AM EST
TRENTON, N.J. (WTXF/AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on legislation sought by Gov. Chris Christie to help curb the state's opioid crisis.
The Democrat-led Assembly scheduled a Wednesday 1pm vote on a bill to curb initial opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply. The measure also mandates state-regulated health insurers cover inpatient and outpatient treatment for drug addiction.
The prescription drug limit would not apply to cancer and chronic pain patients and for end-of-life care. The legislation also calls for continuing education for professionals who prescribe drugs.