New Antidote Hopes To Save Lives
on Saturday, March 21, 2015
The hope of saving young lives pushed Naperville’s Rep. Grant Wehrli into action this spring. Appearing in House committee with DuPage County Coroner Dr. Rich Jorgensen, the sponsor and witnesses urged House members to support HB 438 (click here for bill details). This 2015 measure authorizes schools to administer an opioid antidote should that action be necessary to save a life. On Tuesday, March 10, the House Special Committee on Substance Abuse approved the measure by a vote of 8-0-0.
This Special Committee is also considering other measures to halt the scourge of opiate addiction and opiate overdoses throughout Illinois. House Republican members of the Committee are Spokesperson Michael McAuliffe, Rep. Jeanne Ives, and Rep. Christine Winger.