Commission that will allocate money from state’s settlement with opioid companies will hold its first meeting Tuesday

Katie Marks, Ph.D.

The first meeting of the commission that will allocate half the money from the state’s settlement with opioid companies will be held at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday in Frankfort.

The 11-member Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission will meet in the attorney general’s offices at 1024 Capital Center Dr., Suite 200. The meeting is open to the public, and will be livestreamed here.

The meeting agenda is available here. It includes a presentation from commission member Van Ingram, director of the state Office of Drug Control Policy, and Katie Marks of the University of Kentucky, project director of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort, which oversees federal grants.
The state will get $483 million from the settlement. State government will get half and local governments will get the other half.
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