State Department of Health Services Proposes Plan for Spending Opioid Settlement Funds

April 26, 2024 8:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

In early April, the state Department of Health Services (DHS) submitted a proposal to the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee requesting their approval for DHS’s plan for spending $36 million in settlement funds received from opioid litigation.  In summary, DHS proposes to spend these funds for the following purposes:

  • Tribal Nations:  $6 million
  • Community, Education, After-School Prevention:  $5 million
  • Family Support/Resource Centers: $5 million
  • Peer Support in Opioid Treatment Programs: $5 million
  • Narcan:  $3.5 million
  • Fentanyl Test Strips:  $1 million
  • Capital Projects:  $3 million
  • Room and Board: $2.5 million
  • EMS “Leave Behind” Programs:  $1.5 million
  • Public Health Vending Machines: $1 million
  • Law Enforcement Grants:  $1 million
  • Data Collection and Surveillance System Enhancements:  $1.5 million

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