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Governor's Advisory Council on Opioids, Substance Use, and Addiction

Active dates:2022 -

The advisory council is established to advise the Opioids, Substance Use, and Addiction Subcabinet. The advisory council must: meet up to four times per year to identify opportunities for and barriers to the development and implementation of policies and strategies to expand access to effective services for people in Minnesota suffering from addiction; examine what services and supports are needed in communities that are disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; and provide opportunities for Minnesotans who have directly experienced addiction to address needs, challenges, and solutions.


This advisory council, along with the Opioids, Substance Use, and Addiction Subcabinet, were first established by Governor Walz in April 2022 via Executive Order 22-07. The role of the advisory council was to advise the subcabinet in its duties.

Later that year, the Legislature codified the provisions of Executive Order 22-07 in Laws of Minnesota 2022, chap. 98, art. 6, sec. 1. Gov. Walz then issued Executive Order 22-14, rescinding the executive order that had first established the advisory council and subcabinet, in light of the fact that both were now codified in law.


The advisory council consists of up to 18 members appointed by the governor. The governor must seek representation from community leaders, individuals with direct experience with addiction, individuals providing treatment services, and other relevant stakeholders in making appointments to the council. The governor will appoint one member as chair of the advisory council.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Office of Addiction and Recovery: Presentation to the Legislature, February 2024.
Record last updated: 07/05/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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