Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee

The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee was established by Vermont Legislative Act 118. The committee will make recommendations on how to spend the state's share of settlement money with drug manufacturers and distribution companies over the toll caused by prescription opioids. The Advisory Committee shall consider:

  • The impact of the opioid crisis on communities throughout Vermont, including communities’ abatement needs and proposals for abatement strategies and responses;
  • the perspectives of and proposals from opioid use disorder prevention coalitions, recovery centers, and medication-assisted treatment providers; and
  • the ongoing challenges of the opioid crisis on marginalized populations, including people who have a lived experience of opioid use disorder.

Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee Membership

Meeting information, agendas and minutes

Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee Meeting Dates

Meeting DateTimeLocationAgendaMinutes & Materials
December 22, 20231-3 pmMicrosoft Teams
(Passcode: hQExMQ)
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
November 29, 20232-5 pmMicrosoft Teams
(Passcode: w3zHyG)
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
October 20, 202310 am - noonMicrosoft Teams
(Passcode: LKjLue)
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
August 22, 202310 am-noonMicrosoft Teams
(Passcode: zqRiAv)
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 1A
May 23, 20231-3 pmMicrosoft Teams
(Passcode: EfePe9)
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
March 8, 20231:30 PMMicrosoft Teams
(passcode: bnRtuY)
February 27, 20233-4:30 PMMicrosoft Teams
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
February 13, 20233-4:30 PMMicrosoft Teams
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
December 22, 20222-4 PMMicrosoft Teams
or
Department of Health 
108 Cherry St, Burlington
Conference Room 3B
  • Agenda
November 16, 20222-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
October 5, 20223-4 PMMicrosoft Teams
August 4, 20223-4 PMMicrosoft Teams

Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council

The Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council was established within the Department of Health to improve the health outcomes of all Vermonters through a consolidated and holistic approach to substance misuse prevention. All categories of substances are addressed in this effort, including alcohol, cannabis, controlled substances such as opioids, cocaine and methamphetamines, and tobacco products, tobacco substitutes and substances containing nicotine.

The Council shall provide advice to the Governor and General Assembly for improving prevention policies and programming throughout the State and to ensure that population prevention measures are at the forefront of all policy determinations.

Note: this Council replaced the Vermont Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council (VADAC), the Opioid Coordination Council (OCC) and the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board (VTERB) in July 2019.

Read the 2024 SMPC Legislative Report

Council Membership as of January 2024

Meeting information, agendas and minutes

Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council Meeting Dates

Please RSVP if you plan to join the meeting in person to expedite your security check-in process.
You are still welcome to join without an RSVP, but please plan for additional time before the meeting to check in with security.  

Meeting DateTimeLocationAgendaMinutes & Materials
November 15, 20241-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
  • Agenda TBA
 
September 16, 20241-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
  • Agenda TBA
 
July 22, 20231-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
  • Agenda TBA
 
May 20, 20241-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
  • Agenda TBA
 
March 25, 20241-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
  • Agenda TBA
 
January 22, 20241-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
  • Agenda TBA
 
November 20, 20231-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Conference Room 3B

September 18, 20231-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Conference Room 3B

July 24, 20231-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Conference Room 3B

May 22, 20231-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Conference Room 3B

March 27, 2023    1-3 PM

Microsoft Teams 

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Conference Room 3B

January 23, 20231-3 PM

Microsoft Teams 

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington
Conference Room 3B

December 12, 20221-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington

 
October 24, 20221-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Waterbury State Office Complex

August 22, 20221-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Waterbury State Office Complex

July 25, 20221-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Waterbury State Office Complex

May 23, 20221-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Waterbury State Office Complex

March 28, 20221-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
January 24, 20221-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
December 13, 20211-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
November 11, 202111 AM -12 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

108 Cherry Street, Burlington Conference Room 3B

 
August 23, 20211-3 PMMicrosoft Teams (virtual only)
July 26, 20211-3 PM

Microsoft Teams

or

Waterbury State Office Complex

May 24, 20211-3 PMMicrosoft Teams
March 22, 20211-2 PMMicrosoft Teams
January 25, 20211-3 PMMicrosoft Teams

Substance Use Program Rules

Visit the Health Department’s Rules and Regulations page for public hearing schedules.

 
 
Contact Us
Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health

802-651-1550
[email protected]

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