Sen. Fred Baldwin selected as NSCL Opioid Policy Fellow

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State Senator Fred Baldwin (R-Lincoln/Sublette/Sweetwater/Uinta) has been selected to be a National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Opioid Policy Fellow for 2019. Baldwin is one of only 22 legislators from around the country who have been selected to participate in the NCSL’s Opioid Policy Fellows program for 2019.

The Opioid Policy Fellows Program was established by the NCSL to focus on health policies and programs being addressed by state legislatures across the country. This includes strengthening prescription drug monitoring programs, developing prescribing guidelines, increasing naloxone access and supporting access to treatment and recovery services.

“It is an honor to be chosen by the National Conference of State Legislatures to participate in the Opioid Policy Fellows program, and I have hope that it will be helpful in developing new ideas to continue the battle against the opioid epidemic in Wyoming,” Baldwin said.  “Lives and families are ravaged daily in our state and country due to the misuse of opioids, and this program will add more arrows to our quiver in fighting the opioid problem.”

During the last two legislative sessions Baldwin has sponsored legislation aimed at combating the opioid crisis in Wyoming. He is a member of the Joint Labor/Health/Social Services committee, and the Governor’s Task Force on opioid abuse.