Radio Report: House approves Mosbrucker’s Ivan’s Law bill to protect the public from deadly fentanyl


Protections from deadly and addictive fentanyl are the focus of Ivan’s Law which has won bipartisan approval from the state House in Olympia. John Sattgast reports.

 Radio Report Transcript

SATTGAST: Goldendale Representative Gina Mosbrucker has taken the plight of constituents on a crusade to increase protections and educate citizens about the use of fentanyl. The street drug proved fatal to a Yakama tribal member, whose name is penned on Mosbrucker’s bill.

MOSBRUCKER: “This bill tragically comes from home. Ivan’s Law is named after a wonderful tribal gentleman – 24 years old – who hung himself in my hometown, on fentanyl.”

SATTGAST: Hearing many heartbreaking stories from citizens on the impacts of fentanyl, Mosbrucker says her legislation begins with an educational outreach campaign.

MOSBRUCKER: “This drug’s not like other drugs where, you can maybe, use marijuana or heroin and eventually get off and not necessarily overdose. Fentanyl – one pill, one.”

SATTGAST: Ivan’s Law also would assist hospitals with the cost of fentanyl screening in emergency rooms and promotes effective intervention.

The bill now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

John Sattgast, the state Capitol.

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