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PUBLIC HEALTH

CHAPTER 126-A
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Opioid Abatement Trust Fund

Section 126-A:85

    126-A:85 New Hampshire Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission Established. –
I. There is hereby established the New Hampshire opioid abatement advisory commission, which shall consult with and advise the commissioner of the department of health and human services relative to the proper administration and management of the opioid abatement trust fund, as established in RSA 126-A:83, and which shall approve all qualifying grants, loans, and matching funds from that fund under RSA 126-A:86, I(b).
II. The commission shall consist of the following members:
(a) The governor, or designee.
(b) The attorney general, or designee.
(c) The state treasurer, or designee.
(d) The commissioner of the department of corrections, or designee.
(e) The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.
(f) One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(g) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
(h) The chairperson of the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse, prevention, treatment and recovery, or designee.
(i) A county attorney appointed by the governor.
(j) A county corrections superintendent, or designee, appointed by the governor.
(k) A county nursing home supervisor, or designee, appointed by the governor.
(l) A New Hampshire municipal fire chief, appointed by the governor.
(m) A New Hampshire municipal police chief, appointed by the governor.
(n) One designee from a county with a population of 100,000 or more, appointed by the governor.
(o) One designee from a county with a population of less than 100,000, appointed by the governor.
(p) One designee of a city with a population over 75,000, appointed by the governor.
(q) One designee of a city or town with a population under 75,000, appointed by the governor.
(r) One designee representing a town with a population under 20,000, appointed by the governor.
(s) One designee representing victims of the opioid crisis, appointed by the attorney general.
(t) One member representing prevention, appointed by the governor's commission alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery, or designee.
(u) One member representing treatment, appointed by the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery, or designee.
(v) One member representing recovery, appointed by the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery, or designee.
III. Members appointed under subparagraphs (n) through (v) shall be appointed for staggered 2-year terms. Members appointed under subparagraphs (a) through (m) shall serve a term coterminous with their term in office. The advisory commission shall elect a chairperson every year with no person serving as chairperson for more than 2 consecutive one-year terms.
IV. Each member of the advisory commission shall have one vote, with all actions being taken by an affirmative vote of the majority of present members. Eleven members shall constitute a quorum.
V. Members of the advisory commission shall receive no compensation except for legislative members who shall receive the legislative rate for mileage when attending to their duties on the commission.
VI. Meetings of the advisory commission shall be conducted in accordance with RSA 91-A and take place no less than twice per year.
VII. The department of health and human services shall provide administrative support to the advisory commission.

Source. 2020, 39:55, eff. July 1, 2020.