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Chapter 725: Opioid Mitigation Fund


Section 725.01 Fund Established

The Fiscal Officer is hereby directed to immediately establish a separate fund, called the Opioid Mitigation Fund, for the purpose of collecting and expending any and all funds received by Cuyahoga County as part of any action related to the matter of In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:2017-md-02804. All such monies received as the result of a settlement agreement, trial verdict, court order or some other action related to this lawsuit shall be automatically transferred from the General Fund to the Opioid Mitigation Fund. Any interest generated by the Opioid Mitigation Fund shall be transferred monthly to the Opioid Mitigation Fund.

(Ordinance Nos. O2020-0005, Enacted 2/11/2020, Effective 2/21/2020; O2019-0011, Enacted 11/26/2019, Effective 11/27/2019)

Section 725.02 Fund Uses

The funds in the Opioid Mitigation Fund shall be used solely for the remediation, mitigation, and rectification of the opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County.

(Ordinance No. O2019-0011, Enacted 11/26/2019, Effective 11/27/2019)