House leaders outlined legislation on Monday afternoon that House Speaker Robert DeLeo described as necessary to fight the "public health crisis" of opioid addiction, proposing steps to reduce the number of opioids being prescribed and to ease the path for addicts seeking to access treatment.

In proposing a seven-day on the supply of opioids to first-time patients and scratching Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to allow doctors to involuntarily hold patients in the emergency room, DeLeo and other top House lawmakers have tried to broker a compromise between factions in the healthy community that opposed portions of the governor's bill.

DeLeo announced the bill in the House Member's Lounge flanked by lawmakers and those representing the interests of hospitals, doctors and the recovery community.