Tackling the Utah Opioid Overdose Emergency

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016

Contact:          Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director

                       Utah House Democratic Caucus

                       801-835-7087 | econverse@le.utah.gov


                                     Chuck Gates, Director of Community and Constituent Services

                                     Utah House Majority Caucus

                                     801-538-1029  cgates@le.utah.gov

Utah Opioid Overdose Emergency To Be Addressed At Legislature

Salt Lake City - House Representatives Carol Spackman Moss, Steve Eliason, and Mike McKell will present a group of bills targeted at the opioid overdose crisis that is sweeping the state. Opioid overdose is on the rise in Utah. Utah ranks 4th highest in the nation for drug overdose deaths. The Representatives, along with Dr. Joseph Miner of the Utah Department of Health, will explain how their legislation will address this public health emergency.


Who:                Representative Carol Spackman Moss

                       Representative Steve Eliason

                       Representative Mike McKell

                       Dr. Joseph Miner, Utah Department of Health Executive Director

                       Dr. Jennifer Plumb, Utah Naloxone

What:               Utah Opioid Overdose Legislation Proposals

Where:             Presentation Room, Visitors Center, 1st floor, East side of the Capitol Building

When:              Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.


Immediately following the conclusion of the press conference, families impacted by opioid overdose will be available for interview, along with the bill sponsors.