In response to the requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1827, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature in 2021, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts publishes statewide opioid settlement agreement records.
SB 1827 requires the state to maintain an Opioid Abatement Account and an Opioid Abatement Trust Fund related to opioid abatement settlements. The account and fund are used to manage payments received by the state from settlements against opioid manufacturers, distributors, or other parties subject to violation of state or federal laws on the manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sale of opioids.
During the Feb. 15, 2023, meeting, the Council voted to adopt proposed rules. The proposed rules are related to establishing grant processes and procedures to fairly and efficiently evaluate grant applications and distribute funds within the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund.
Rules will be published on the Texas Secretary of State’s Texas Register for the public to provide their comments in early April. Public comment period will be for 30 days after publication.
Download Summary of Proposed Rules for the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Program (PDF)
Timeline for Opioid Abatement Fund Council (OAFC) Rule Making Process (PDF)
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