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OH Atty General Outlines Opioid ‘Recovery’ Plan with the Bureau of Work Comp


By Liz Carey

Columbus, OH ( – Part of a 12-point “recovery plan” for Ohio’s opioid crisis would enlist the aid of the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, OH Attorney General Mike DeWine said. 

The plan, announced at the end of October, would begin two pilot programs within the bureau to incentivize employers who work with employees in recovery from opioid addiction.

According to Dan Tierney, spokesman in Atty. Gen. DeWine’s office, the pilot programs would focus on employers hiring those in recovery, or working with existing employees to get them treatment for addiction. Both programs would use money in the bureau to help cover some of the businesses costs.

One pilot program would help employees stay employed and help...

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