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File #: 16-5981    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/18/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/26/2016 Final action: 10/26/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE REPORT OF CHICAGO-COOK HEROIN TASK FORCE AGAINST HEROIN AND TO ACT WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED TO ADOPT ITS FINDINGS AND IMPLEMENT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS WHEREAS, the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin released its final report on October 6, 2016; and, WHEREAS. the Chicago-Cook Task Force Against Heroin was convened by Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke and Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin in September of 2015 for the purpose of exploring cooperative strategies for stemming the rising number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Chicago and Cook County; and WHEREAS, after one year of meetings, research and public hearings, the Chicago-Cook Task Force Against Heroin has produced a set of recommendations contained in the aforementioned report, designed to increase awareness, increase access to treatment for opioid addiction, and reduce hospitalization and deaths as a result of opioi...
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN, LUIS ARROYO JR, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

CALLING FOR THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE REPORT OF CHICAGO-COOK HEROIN TASK FORCE AGAINST HEROIN AND TO ACT WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED TO ADOPT ITS FINDINGS AND IMPLEMENT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS

WHEREAS, the Chicago-Cook Task Force on Heroin released its final report on October 6, 2016; and,

WHEREAS. the Chicago-Cook Task Force Against Heroin was convened by Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke and Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin in September of 2015 for the purpose of exploring cooperative strategies for stemming the rising number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Chicago and Cook County; and

WHEREAS, after one year of meetings, research and public hearings, the Chicago-Cook Task Force Against Heroin has produced a set of recommendations contained in the aforementioned report, designed to increase awareness, increase access to treatment for opioid addiction, and reduce hospitalization and deaths as a result of opioid overdoses in Chicago and Cook County; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned report specifically calls for increased availability of naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, and education for medical professionals and others about that drug; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned report recommends that Cook County inform certain employees of opportunities to receive off-duty naloxone deployment training and training to spot the signs of an overdose; and

WHEREAS, the report specifically calls for the Cook County Sheriff to distribute naloxone to individuals released by the Cook County Department of Corrections who are likely to use heroin upon their release from Cook County Jail; and

WHEREAS, the report also specifically calls for drug education programs, to which individuals may be referred by the Cook County Circuit Court, to include a naloxone component;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that th...

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