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North Dakota’s Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee will hold a listening session on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. CDT, to gather ideas on how to make a positive impact on the state’s system of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services targeting opioid misuse and addiction.  

The listening session will be held at the Bismarck Public Library, 515 Fifth St., Meeting Room A. Individuals can also join virtually from computers, mobile devices or by telephone at (701) 328-0950, Conference ID 976 897 091#. The public meeting notice issued on July 14 includes details on joining the meeting online and is available at hhs.nd.gov/news/publicnotice

Individuals who need disability accommodations to participate can contact Amy Lies at (701) 328-8933, 711 (TTY) or amlies@nd.gov.  

Individuals unable to attend can provide written comments by email to amlies@nd.gov.  

On July 29, the committee held a similar listening session at the main Fargo Public Library.  

For more details on the listening sessions, visit www.hhs.nd.gov/opioids/settlement.  

The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee consists of six voting members and a nonvoting chairperson with equal representation from state and local governments. The committee will advise the state on the distribution of funds received under settlement agreements between opioid manufacturers and the state. The committee will also make recommendations on how the money should be used to help combat opioid misuse.  

To learn more about the committee, visit the North Dakota Boards and Commissions website

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