Media Advisory: Utah Opioid Overdose Emergency To Be Addressed At Legislature

Media Advisory 

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2016

Contact:

Aundrea Peterson

House Majority Communications Coordinator

Utah House of Representatives

 801-791-3365

 aundreapeterson@le.utah.gov 

Elizabeth Converse

House Minority Communications Director

Utah House of Representatives

 801-835-7087

econverse@le.utah.gov

Utah Opioid Overdose Emergency To Be Addressed At Legislature

SALT LAKE CITY – House Representatives Steve Eliason, Mike McKell, Lowry Snow and Carol Spackman Moss will present a group of bills targeted at the opioid overdose crisis that is sweeping the state. Opioid overdose is on the rise in Utah. Utah ranks 4th highest in the nation for drug overdose deaths. The Representatives, along with Dr. Joseph Miner of the Utah Department of Health, will explain how their legislation will address this public health emergency.

Who:           Representative Steve Eliason

Representative Mike McKell

Representative Lowry Snow

Representative Carol Spackman Moss

Dr. Joseph Miner, Utah Department of Health Executive Director

Dr. Jennifer Plumb, University of Utah assistant professor of Medicine and Director of Utah Naloxone

 What:         Utah Opioid Overdose Legislation Proposals

 Where:       Presentation Room, Visitors Center, 1st floor, East side of the                               Capitol Building

When:            Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Immediately following the conclusion of the press conference, families impacted by opioid overdose will be available for interview, along with the bill sponsors.

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