SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is supporting legislation that would enhance opioid overdose reporting and data collection to help identify areas most affected by the opioid epidemic.  

“Opioid addiction is an urgent public health crisis affecting our communities and our families, and we must work together to address this issue,” said Slaughter. “By tracking where and when overdoses occur, we can help public health officials identify specific areas where overdoses are most common and enable them to create better health policies in response.”

The Slaughter-backed House Bill 2222 would require paramedics responding to an opioid overdose to document the location and time in which the victim was encountered, details on any treatment given and whether the overdose was fatal or non-fatal. This measure aims to help city officials provide better public policy to combat opioid addiction and the overdose epidemic.

“We must act now to end the opioid epidemic and protect our community from the devastation caused by addiction,” said Slaughter. “I am committed to addressing the opioid crisis in our state, and I will continue to support measures that protect our families.” 

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