Today, Delegate John J. Bell (D – Loudoun) introduced two bills that will go further to solving the opioid epidemic that is sweeping Virginia and the nation.
“With my own family’s story about our struggle with addiction, the opioid crisis is personal to me. That’s why I’m working again this legislative session to help crack the code of addiction,” said Delegate John J. Bell. “These two bills will go further to helping those with addiction break the cycle and maintain the road to recovery that is so important to ensuring the health and well-being of Virginians.”
HB 131 requires health insurance companies to cover alternative, non-opioid pain medications for those recovering from addiction who need pain management.
HB 132 decreases the number of days of opioid painkillers an emergency doctor can prescribe from 14 days’ worth to 10.