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File #: 2056-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To appropriate $7,500.00 within the Neighborhood Initiative Fund for Columbus Public Health to purchase Naloxone and related supplies, and to declare an emergency. ($7,500.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. 2056-2017 DAX coding
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to appropriate $7,500 in the Neighborhood Initiative Fund for Columbus Public Health to purchase Naloxone, also known as Narcan. Columbus, along with other major cities, has been plagued by an opiate epidemic that is a crisis of unparalleled proportion, with devastating, often deadly consequences. Naloxone reverses the effects of overdose for opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Columbus Public Health has been at the forefront of community partnerships to provide Narcan to City residents and train them in its use. With Columbus Public Health’s commitment to fighting the opiate epidemic, additional funding has been requested to provide around 200 doses of Narcan along with the mucosal atomizer devices to administer the drug. This ordinance authorizes the appropriation of $7,500 within the Neighborhood Initiative Fund.


EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested to ensure that Columbus Public Health is equipped with the sufficient amount of Naloxone to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Columbus.


FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $7,500.00 and is available in the 2017 budget within the Neighborhood Initiative Fund, Fund 1000-100018.


Title

To appropriate $7,500.00 within the Neighborhood Initiative Fund for Columbus Public Health to purchase Naloxone and related supplies, and to declare an emergency. ($7,500.00)


Body

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health is part of a community-wide effort to address heroin and opiate use; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Health has need for further Naloxone and related supplies; and,

WHEREAS, $7,500.00 is available in the Neighborhood Initiative Fund for appropriation to provide for this need; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Columbus Public Health, in that it is necessary to purchase Naloxone and related supplies for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, p...

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