Motion To: WHEREAS opioid overdoses in Ontario and Ottawa have been increasing over the past number of years and, in 2017, Ottawa experienced the largest number of opioid overdose-related emergency room visits to date, averaging about 30 per month; and WHEREAS the provincial government has recognized that addiction to opioids is a chronic disease, and has provided funding for treatment to the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN); and WHEREAS the Board of Health for the City of Ottawa, in concert with City departments and local service providers, has participated in an Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force which has focused on: (1) surveillance, (2) prevention, working with schools, community-based agencies, parents and youth, and (3) harm reduction services, including establishing a supervised injection service, involving people with lived experience, and promoting access to naloxone; and WHEREAS the Acting Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health ha

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Vote recorded from City Council on 2018-01-31 regarding agenda item NOTICES OF MOTION (FOR CONSIDERATION AT SUBSEQUENT MEETING).

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