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Infant Protection, Opioid Abuse Bill Clears Senate

On October 22, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, the Protecting Our Infants Act (S. 799). The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed the legislation on September 30 (see The Source, 10/2/15); the House passed its version of the bill on September 8 (see The Source, 9/11/15).

The bill seeks to improve reporting and treatment of opioid abuse among pregnant women and infants born addicted to opioids.

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