Budget cuts mean Kentucky could become only state without a poison control center
Kentucky's poison control center fields about 50,000 calls a year, but thanks to budget cuts that eliminate state funding, it could soon be eliminated.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Budget cuts could make Kentucky the only state in the country without access to a poison control center.
Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget eliminates state funding for the poison control center. Norton Healthcare has operated the Kentucky center for decades.
If the center is eliminated, people who call the hotline will be told the service is no longer available. They will be told to call 911 or go to an emergency room.
The hotline gets nearly 50,000 calls a year.
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