Interagency-heroin-council

​About the Council

Governor Larry Hogan established the Council and the separate Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force by Executive Order  on February 24, 2015. Both groups will work and support efforts to address Maryland’s growing heroin and opioid crisis.

The Council includes multiple state agencies and will provide the opportunity to share data for the purpose of supporting public health and public safety responses to the heroin and opioid crisis. It will also serve to develop recommendations for policy, regulations, and legislation to facilitate improved sharing of public health and public safety information among State agencies.

The Council will include the following agencies:

  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Chair)
  • Maryland State Police
  • Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Institute for Emergency Medical Services System
  • State Department of Education
  • Governor’s Office of Crime, Control and Prevention
  • Other state agencies at the request of the Chair


Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings


Past Meetings

Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 9:30-10:30am
  • Agenda
  • Harry Hughes Conference Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover, MD 21076 
CANCELLED - Wednesday, September 14, 2016, from 9:30-10:30am
  • Harry Hughes Conference Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover, MD 21076 ​

Monday, June 27, 2016, from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Agenda
  • Room L-3, ​Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston St. Baltimore, DM 21201

Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 11:00 – 11:45 am

  • Agenda​
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Senate Finance Committee Hearing Room, 3 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Agenda (updated on 3/24)
  • Individuals interested in participating in the meeting can do so by dialing: (712) 432-1212; Meeting ID: 629-765-318.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The conference call line can only accomodate 1,000 callers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 10:00 – 11:30am


Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 10:00 – 11:30 am

  • Harry Hughes Conference Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover, MD 21076