New law aimed at combating opioid crisis

Beauregard Daily News - Currently, hospice patients’ family members 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 dispose of said drugs.

The state is providing a new tool for hospice providers to get rid of opioids. “Once you put the opioids in this bag and seal it up, they become household waste,” says Mills.