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The Office of Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford

Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council

The Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council is led by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and includes representatives from Maryland state agencies involved in the state’s response to the ongoing opioid epidemic. The Council meets quarterly and is responsible for determining funding for strategies to combat the opioid crisis through prevention and treatment. Grants to State agencies, local governments, and private community-based programs may be awarded for 24/7 crisis response services; identifying those in need of treatment; and expanding alternatives to incarceration, including drug court programs, day reporting centers, reentry programs, and increased clinical services. Moreover, grants may be awarded for marketing the State’s behavioral health hotline; law enforcement strategies to dismantle drug trafficking; and intensified outreach and education efforts.

Click here to view a list of Council members.

Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council Quarterly Meetings:

Upcoming Meetings:


Date:
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time:
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location:
Governor’s Reception Room
Maryland State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

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The Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council welcomes relevant testimony from the public. For those interested in providing testimony, please know that  you can do so in the following ways:
  1. In person at the Maryland State House
  2. Virtually via Zoom
  3. Submission of written testimony to be included in the meeting materials
If you are interested in providing testimony in any way, please RSVP at  help.oocc@maryland.gov stating how you wish to participate, no later than Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  Please only send an email if you are interested in speaking during the meeting.

*NOTE: We reserve the right to summarize comments and/or exclude inappropriate submissions from being read during the meeting.

Quarter 4 2021 Meeting:
Wednesday, December 15, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Past Meetings:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 2:00 PM

View Agenda | View Meeting Video |View Presentations|

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 2:00 PM
View Agenda | View Livestream | Opioid Operational Command Center Updates | Racial Disparities in Overdose Task Force Presentation | Crisis Response Presentation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
View Agenda | View Minutes | View Livestream | View Presentation | View Presentation | View Presentation

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
View Agenda | View Minutes | View Livestream | View Presentation | View Presentation | View Presentation | View Presentation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:30 PM
Virtual Meeting
View Agenda | View Minutes | View Livestream | View Public Testimony

Monday, January 13, 2020, 1:00 PM
Governor’s Reception Room, Maryland State House
100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
View Agenda | View Minutes | View Presentation | View Presentation

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:00 AM
Governor’s Reception Room, Maryland State House
100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
View Agenda | View Minutes

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:00 AM
Worcester County Library – Ocean Pines Branch
11107 Cathell Road Berlin, MD 21811
View Agenda | View Minutes

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 1:00 PM
Wineland Building
16 Francis St, Annapolis, MD 21401
View Agenda

MORE RESOURCES:

Commission to Study Mental & Behavioral Health in Maryland
Maryland Heroin & Opioid Emergency Task Force

(Page Updated 1/27/2021)