NY AG Urges Congress To Make Opioid Addiction Treatment Easier To Come By

Attorney General Letitia James, along with a coalition of 38 states, today sent a letter to Congress urging them to remove federal barriers that are currently preventing health care providers from offering treatment for opioid use disorder. In a letter sent to Congressional leadership, the bipartisan coalition calls for the passage of legislation to: eliminate burdensome requirements that prohibit doctors from prescribing treatment for opioid abuse disorder, replace outdated medical privacy rules, and repeal a rule that prevents Medicaid from covering some forms of treatment. Says James, “Opioids are devastating communities across the country, and we have a duty to do all we can to protect Americans from this epidemic.”