October 13, 2021
Committee responsible for
studying, evaluating, and making funding recommendations on substance misuse
and substance use disorders
– Today, the Nevada Office of the Attorney General announced the members
selected for the Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group (SURG).
2021, the Nevada Legislature created SURG with the passage of A.B. 374 and set the membership
requirements to reflect the diversity of Nevada and expertise in various
aspects of substance misuse and substance use disorders.
many Nevada families are affected by a loved one suffering from substance use
disorder,” said AG Ford. “This working group will be critical to our state as
we continue to grapple with the opioid epidemic and other substance misuse, and
help develop pathways to recovery and support for Nevadans struggling with this
first meeting of the SURG is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2021, at 9 a.m. The meeting
agenda and further information will be made public on the Office of the
Attorney General’s website as details are finalized. Committee appointments
were made by the Attorney General, Director of Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) and leadership in the Nevada Legislature.
SURG will be responsible for studying, evaluating, and making state and local
funding recommendations on substance misuse and substance use disorders. The group
will coordinate with the Advisory Committee for
a Resilient Nevada,
which is responsible for providing
guidance on the statewide needs assessment and statewide plan establishing the
priority areas for the allocation of Resilient Nevada Fund.
full list of the committee appointments is attached.