Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse Meeting

Task Force Chair Attorney General Ashley Moody

The second meeting of the statewide task force on opioid abuse met on Thursday, November 21 at St. Leo University. The task force is chaired by Attorney General Ashley Moody. Council members include DACCO CEO Mary Lynn Ulrey and FBHA President Melanie Brown-Woofter.

The overarching purpose of the taskforce, as defined by executive order, is to research and assess the nature of opioid drug abuse in Florida and develop a statewide strategy to identify best practices to combat the opioid epidemic through education, treatment, prevention, recovery and law enforcement.

Read the Minutes from the first meeting on October 11, 2019.

The second meeting of the task force listened to reports on topics that included: Efficacy of MAT for Opioid Use Disorder, Narcan Administration by County, and ER to Warm-Handoff – What Happens after an Overdose?

Dr. Aaron Wohl, Medical Director, Lee Health System

To listen to the full second meeting of the Opioid Task Force you may click this link that takes you to The Florida Channel and locate Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse from 11/21.