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Opiod Settlement PresentationBoulder County Opioid Litigation Overview and Planning 1 Opioid Litigation Status 2 •Coalition of Colorado local governments, including Boulder County, and the State of Colorado involved in litigation, settlement discussions, and bankruptcy proceedings •Several settlements and bankruptcy plans are close to being finalized and will trigger distribution of funds •Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the coalition are finalizing a Memorandum of Understanding on fund distribution Key Components of MOU Distributions: 10% State of Colorado 20%participating local governments 60%regions 10%statewide abatement infrastructure projects Use: Funds must be used for approved purposes, which include numerous treatment, prevention, first responder expenditures, community leadership, staffing and training, research, harm reduction and administrative costs 3 4 Pending Distributions Purdue/Sackler Bankruptcy $3.5 to $5B over 9 years for governments Big 3 distributor J & J settlement $21B over 18 years and $5B over 9 years, with a total of $22.8B to state and local governments; distributions as early as April 2022 McKinsey settlement $573M total, $9.169M for Colorado; $270k for Boulder Region and $43k for Boulder County; distribution could happen this year Mallinkrodt Bankruptcy $1.6B total, up to $1.3B to governments and tribes over 7 years; distributions probably start 2Q 2022 Numerous other cases still in litigation Near term action: Region Reps Voting Members •· 1 or 2 appointed by the county (can be commissioners) •· 1 appointed from the public health department •· 1 from the county human services department •· 1 appointed from law enforcement within region (sheriff, police, local city or town district attorney, etc.) •· 1 appointed from a municipal or county court system within region •· 1-3 representatives (total) appointed by rotating cities within the county (can be councilmembers and mayors). •· Other representatives as participating counties/cities agree on (not to include providers who may be recipients of funds) Non-Voting Members (Optional but strongly encouraged) •· Representatives from behavioral health providers, health care providers, recovery/treatment experts, other county or city representatives,Attorney General’s Office representative, community representative(s), preferably those with lived experience with the opioid crisis, harm reduction experts Near term action: Additional Steps •Identify a fiscal agent for the region (likely Bolder County). •Identify cities that wish allocate funds directly to our region. •Create a 2-year plan for region identifying the approved purposes for which the requested funds will be used. •Determine how to account for and spend Boulder County direct allocation (at least 2022 allocation). Opioid Litigation Group Allision Bailey, Georgia Babatsikos, Tina Guenther (Public Health) Elaina Shively, Ken Kupfner (DA's Office) Susan Caskey (HHS) Melanie Dreiling (Sheriff's Office) Kelly Veit (CJS) David Hughes (County Attorney's Office) 8 Multi-Prong Allocation Strategy Phase 1 Q3 or Q4, 2021 •$270k for region (plus possible city contributions), $43k for county •MOU, regional governance and 2-year plan must be in place before regional distribution •Catalog current urgent and essential programs for high needs populations. Phase 2 Q4 2021 to Q1 2022 •Create broader allocation strategy committee for regional proposals; •Build consensus of County departments and buy-in from community stakeholders. •Assess needs and gaps within the community, utilizing data driven decision making. •Examine use of funds for longer term infrastructure. Phase 3 2022+ Ongoing •Assess continued need for allocation committee; •Evaluate and monitor investment progress. •Strategic planning for sustaining and fully integrating investments. 9 Goal: Implement projects in 2-year plan and further plan for prioritization and distribution process of opioid litigation throughout remaining years funds. Goal: sustain oversight, allocation mechanisms, and evaluation of funds throughout remaining allocation period. Goal: Get governance and 2-year plan in place. Colorado Consortium Blueprint for Opioid Litigation Funds Source: Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse and the Colorado Health Institute. Colorado Opioid Crisis Response Blueprint, 3/27/20 Funding Categories 11 Prevention PDMP Rx Drug Takeback Screening Brief Intervention to Treatment Provider Education Community Development Primary Prevention Harm Reduction OD Surveillance HIV and Hep Treatment OD reversal Drug Checking Syringe Exchange Family Support Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Community Corrections Jail Based Addiction Treatment Post Incarceration Social Programs Treatment & Recovery SUD Treatment Expansion Recovery Supports Rural and Frontier and Underserved Treatment Programs Research and Evaluation Questions?12