New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo attends the ceremony marking Billy Joel's 100th performance at New York's Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Cuomo Signs Law Expanding Rehab and Diversion for Opioid Abusers

On Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law designed to address the opioid epidemic by funding diversion programs for opioid abusers involved in the criminal justice system.

The state will expand funding for diversion models, including law enforcement assisted diversion, known as LEAD.

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