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Bill Would Boost Tribes’ Access To Opioid Treatment Funds

Law360 (March 5, 2018, 6:51 PM EST) -- A new bill in Congress aims to help address the opioid crisis in Indian Country by lifting a key barrier for Native American tribes seeking federal funding for substance abuse treatment, as well as limitations on how they use that money, its sponsor said Monday.

The Tribal Addiction and Recovery Act would clear tribes to ask the federal government for treatment funding directly, instead of having to first petition their respective states, according to its sponsor, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, who is a member of the Cherokee...
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