Del. Bill Establishes Guidelines For Use Of Opioid Impact Fee

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The State Senate has passed legislation to establish a prescription opioid settlement fund and a settlement distribution commission that would allocate collected funds toward addressing the opioid crisis. The measure formalizes a structure for administration of Delaware’s first-in-the-nation opioid impact fee. Senator Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown and House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach are co-sponsors of…

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Del. Allocates Funds From Opioid Impact Fee

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Delaware has begun to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars collected through an opioid impact fee that the state began to charge makers of opioids that are sold in Delaware under a law that was signed in June 2019. $700-thousand have now been allocated to several programs that help people who struggle with addiction issues…

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