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File #: 19-1878    Version: 1 Name: REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE STATUS OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 2/13/2019 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 2/21/2019 Final action: 3/21/2019
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE STATUS OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM WHEREAS, in October 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance addressing the Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals, Cook County Code of Ordinances, Ch. 46, Title II, Division 4, ?? 46-101 - 46-119; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff has responsibility under this ordinance for the collection and safe disposal of prescription drugs; and WHEREAS, the collection sites have been set up in police departments, courthouses, and other locations throughout Cook County for the safe disposal of prescription drugs; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to create a "Prescription Drug Take Back Program" that became effective January 1, 2018; and WHEREAS, the Sheriff has prepared...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE STATUS OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, in October 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance addressing the Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals, Cook County Code of Ordinances, Ch. 46, Title II, Division 4, §§ 46-101 - 46-119; and

 

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff has responsibility under this ordinance for the collection and safe disposal of prescription drugs; and

 

WHEREAS, the collection sites have been set up in police departments, courthouses, and other locations throughout Cook County for the safe disposal of prescription drugs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to create a “Prescription Drug Take Back Program” that became effective January 1, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sheriff has prepared a written report concerning their efforts in 2017 and 2018 to collect and destroy these pharmaceuticals.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby request that a meeting of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee be convened to discuss the operation of  this program managed by the Sheriff; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sheriff or his designated staff appear before the Committee and be prepared to update the Committee on the status of the Prescription Drug Take Back Program.

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