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In March of 2017, Governor Larry Hogan declared Maryland’s opioid crisis a state of emergency and committed additional funding over the next five years to improve enforcement, prevention and treatment services throughout Maryland.

The Opioid Operational Command Center (OCCC) was set up and is organized using an emergency management system known as the Incident Command System (ICS). This system functions as a neutral coordinating body to manage objectives, move initiatives forward, and facilitate partnerships between state and local agencies and departments.

In each Maryland county, an Opioid Intervention Team (OIT) was established. In Montgomery County, the OIT is chaired by the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. Other members include:

Meetings are held monthly. If you are interested in becoming involved in our efforts, please send an email to OITleadership@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Our Response Plan

  • Response Plan (Fiscal Year 2019)
  • Response Plan (Fiscal Year 2020)
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