On Beacon Hill: Baker, Hassan tout Mass. opioid tact as ‘national model’

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From State House News Service

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Gov. Charlie Baker and his New Hampshire counterpart Maggie Hassan expound the virtues of a Mass. opioid addiction program that could become a "national model," they say.

State House News Service

Gov. Charlie Baker and his New Hampshire counterpart Maggie Hassan expound the virtues of a Mass. opioid addiction program that could become a “national model,” they say.

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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