HB 928 – Opioid Overdose Prev. Pilot Programs/Funds

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Timothy Moffitt (R-Henderson); Rep. Kristin Baker, MD (R-Cabarrus); Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly)





This bill:

  • Establishes the Opioid Abatement Fund and requires that all funds received by the State as a beneficiary of the final consent judgment resolving the case, State of North Carolina, ex rel. Joshua Stein, Plaintiff v. McKinsey and Company, Inc., to be deposited into the fund.
  • Requires that all moneys in the fund be used to (1) cover the costs incurred by the State in investigating and pursuing the claims in this case and (2) remediate the harms caused to the State and its citizens by the opioid epidemic.
  • Appropriates $4M in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year from the Opioid Abatement Fund to the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services to be used to support the establishment and operation of a one-year opioid overdose prevention pilot program that serves the purpose of education the public about opioid use disorder and overdose through public service announcements and the dissemination of other educational materials to the public.
  • Authorizes DHHS to explore the possibility of public-private partnerships to accomplish the purpose of the pilot program.



Filed – 5/11/2021