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North Dakota’s Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee will hold a listening session from noon to 2 p.m. CT Thursday, June 29, to gather thoughts and ideas on how to impact the state’s system of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services targeting opioid misuse and addiction. 

The listening session will be held in the community room at the Fargo Public Library – Main Library, 101 4th St. N. Individuals can also join virtually from computers, mobile devices or by telephone at (701) 328-0950, Conference ID 599 239 284#. The public meeting notice issued on June 20 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

A second listening session will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT Aug. 22 in Bismarck. The meeting location will be announced in the coming weeks.

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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