The State of North Dakota, through its Attorney General, has reached court-approved settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee
A requirement to receiving and spending settlement funds is the creation of an advisory committee. The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee has been established through North Dakota Century Code 50-36
The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee will provide input and recommendations to the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Division regarding the spending of funds received by the settlement. The usage of settlement funds must be used for opioid remediation and align with approved usages as identified in the settlement document Exhibit E.
Committee members are listed under the Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee here.
09/26/2023: Listening Session - Dickinson
08/22/2023: Listening Session - Bismarck
Meeting Notice and Agenda - THIS MEETING WAS CANCELED
06/29/2023: Listening Session - Fargo
Political Subdivision Allocation Plans
As required by North Dakota Century Code 50-36-06, a political subdivision that recovers and retains moneys as a result of opioid litigation shall collaborate with a public health unit on the use of the moneys for local programs for remediating and abating the opioid crisis. All political subdivisions shall provide an allocation plan to the behavioral health division prior to expenditure.