health policy updates and breaking news from capitol hill
April 14, 2020  | 

Addiction Policy Update – March 2020 to April 2020




On March 3, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee held a hearing on a variety of legislation addressing opioid misuse and overdoses. The bills considered included:

Additionally, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee may hold a hearing on substance use bills, and particularly potential changes to federal privacy protections for addiction treatment later this spring.



Holly Strain and Carol McDaid of Capitol Decisions have generously provided the information used for this Policy Update.