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The Office of Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford

Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force


The Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force was established by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015. Chaired by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, the task force conducted six regional summits in each area of the state to listen to the input of concerned Marylanders who have been affected first hand by the disease of addiction and the heroin epidemic.

The Task Force used the findings of these summits to create a final report, submitted to Governor Hogan outlining 33 recommendations to tackle the opioid epidemic. These recommendations covered a number of areas, ranging from prevention efforts and access to treatment, to alternatives to incarceration and enhanced law enforcement.

Click here to learn more about the regional summits and the final report submitted to Governor Hogan.