Gov. John Carney issued, on May 8, a statement on the general assembly’s final passage of Aiden’s Law, which will ensure a coordinated plan of care for infants born addicted or exposed to drugs, and for their families.

“This legislation will help us care for the most vulnerable Delawareans. It will ensure that the state of Delaware has the tools necessary to develop a coordinated plan of care for all substance-exposed infants and their families. We have an obligation to ensure that these families have the treatment and prevention services they need, and to help reduce the number of Delaware children born addicted or exposed to drugs. We are focused on this work, and I want to thank members of the general assembly for voting to approve this legislation unanimously,” said Carney.

Reducing the number of children born addicted or exposed to drugs was a recommendation of Carney’s Action Plan for Delaware.

For more on Aiden’s Law, visit bit.ly/2jL8b3K.