In late 2022, Washington State will start receiving funds from settlements with companies that fueled the opioid public health crisis. The Attorney General’s Office is the lead agency for the settlements. The terms of the agreements are being finalized.
The state will use these funds to address the opioid public health emergency. Local governments will also receive funds and the state will have limited control over how those funds are used.
The Health Care Authority and the State Opioid Coordinator are named as leads for the administration of settlement funds, through the State Opioid and Overdose Response Plan (SOORP), the associated workgroups, and the executive sponsors.
This page will provide background on the settlements and the process for allocating the funds.