The Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force was created following Governor Snyder’s 2015 State of the State Address in which he called for a comprehensive plan to address prescription drug and opioid abuse in Michigan. The Report of Findings and Recommendations for Action issued by the Task Force discussed both the human and financial toll which result from prescription drug and opioid abuse. The Task Force made several recommendations.
Executive Order 2016-15 signed by Governor Snyder and filed with the Secretary of State on June 23, 2016 created The Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission. The Controlled Substances Advisory Commission and the Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management were abolished by this Executive Order and all their respective authority, powers, duties, function, responsibilities, and records were transferred to the Commission.
The Commission is comprised of seventeen (17) members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor for two year terms. A listing of the members, who come from various professions and backgrounds, can be found below. The Commission is charged with acting in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
The PDOAC was operational for two years and completed its term on September 1, 2018.