Governor signs five bills to address Colorado opioid crisis

On Monday, May 21st, Governor John Hickenlooper signed five bills into law aimed to combat the opioid crisis in Colorado through prescriber education, substance use disorder treatment and coverage, and prescribing limits.

SB18-22, SB18-24, SB18-270, HB18-1003, and HB18-1007 were all signed at a ceremony hosted by Lutheran Hospital with Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, and many bill sponsors and supporters (including CPS members) in attendance.  

CPS had a seat at the table for the Opioid Task Force and helped craft and develop these groundbreaking bills.For more information, visit the CPS live legislative link and join us at the CPS Annual Meeting June 21-22nd for a Legislative Update by CPS Lobbyist, Katie Wolf.