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.