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Rauner signs opioid order
2017-09-11

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed Executive Order 17-05, creating the governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and Dr. Nirav D. Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will co-chair the task force.

The task force will look at strategies to prevent expansion of the opioid crisis, treat and promote the recovery of individuals with opioid-use disorder, and reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths.


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