Senator Pat Bates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Introduces Bill Emphasizing Education to Reduce Opioid Tragedies
SACRAMENTO – Working in partnership with San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has introduced Senate Bill 1109 to help address the opioid epidemic in California.
“Education is one of the most powerful weapons which we can use to reduce opioid-related tragedies,” said Senator Bates. “I’m proud to work with District Attorney Summer Stephan on this bill to require better training for physicians and more information for patients. While this bill will not completely solve California’s opioid epidemic, it can help save lives as part of a broader legislative effort.” Continue reading