CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – West Virginia’s director of the Office of Drug Control Policy is retiring, according to the state’s Department of Health.
Department spokeswoman Allison Adler said on Wednesday that Gov. Jim Justice “will be announcing a new director soon” to replace Bob Hansen. Hansen has been the agency’s director since December 2018, making him the third person to oversee the office since it was created by the Legislature in 2017.
He helped launch the West Virginia Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment, designed to direct resources toward addiction services and recovery.