Ohio House: Manning’s workforce legislation to combat opioid crisis passes

Gayle Manning Provided

State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced May 6 that House Bill 365 passed the Ohio House of Representatives.

The legislation works to fix the shortage of chemical dependency counselors in Ohio, the profession that helps individuals at addiction treatment centers, according to a news release from Manning.

“According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ohio had the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the United States – this is a crisis we must continue to work to rectify,” Manning said.