The package of bills was passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session, and marks a major step forward in the fight to increase access to treatment, expand community prevention strategies, and limit the over-prescription of opioids in New York, Gov. Cuomo’s office stated.
“New York is leading the way forward in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction, and with this legislation, we are taking an affirmative stand for our families, and communities who have suffered from this epidemic’s debilitating effects,” Cuomo said. “I commend the Senate and the Assembly for their hard work, and dedication to stopping this epidemic, and creating a stronger and healthier New York.”
The legislation includes several best practices and recommendations, and builds on the state’s recent efforts to break the cycle of heroin and opioid addiction.
Cuomo signed the legislation while touring the state, and visiting the epicenters of the crisis.
Visit https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-combat-heroin-and-opioid-crisis for additional information regarding the legislation, and visit https://youtu.be/OzoTwbq8ryg to view video of the governor signing the bill Wedensday.