In 2019, the annual methamphetamine-related death rate in Montana was 7.2 per 100,000 people, exceeding the national average of 5.7 per 100,000 people. Furthermore, over 65 percent of Child and Family Services Division substance-use related placements list methamphetamine as the primary drug.
For those who love to raise live chickens, the Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Livestock are warning that cases of salmonella linked to live poultry are increasing.
An administrative law judge ruled that week that the Montana Department of Health and Human Services acted properly when it removed 27 children from Ranch for Kids, a Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Program located near Rexford, Montana in 2019.
Governor Steve Bullock appeared in a press call with State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman and Chief of the DPHHS Communicable Disease Bureau Jim Murphy discussed the recent COVID 19 outbreaks in eastern Montana.