Rep. Gayle Manning’s workforce legislation to combat the opioid crisis passes Ohio House, again

Gayle Manning

For a second time, state Rep. Gayle Manning’s (R-North Ridgeville) legislation that addresses the shortage of chemical dependency counselors in Ohio, the profession that helps individuals at addiction treatment centers, has passed within the Ohio House.

“I’m very pleased to see this body push this legislation through on the floor again, and I’m optimistic we will move this forward to the governor’s desk this year,” Manning said in a news release. “The opioid crisis was already an ongoing issue before the pandemic, but now early reports are showing another record of overdose deaths from last year.