New law aimed at combating opioid crisis

KATC - A new law designed to help battle the state's opioid crisis is now on the governor's desk.

Right now, family members of hospice patients are responsible for disposing of their drugs after the patient dies. If signed into law, the legislation by Senator Fred Mills would require hospice providers to dispose of a patient's drugs, and the state is providing a new tool to hospice providers to get rid of opioids.