The U.S. House of Representatives has passed 39 measures related to the opioid crisis so far, including efforts regarding treatment, enforcement, and sharing of information. One bill is House Resolution 5009 “Jessie’s Law”, which would require a development of standards regarding the sharing of a patients history of addiction.
The bill was named after West Virginia Native Jessie Grubb who died a day after surgery when her doctor prescribed oxycodone pills, not knowing she was a recovering addict.
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins of WV said these measures go further than those passed in the omnibus bill in March.