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File #: 21-1087    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Application with the California Department of Public Health for a Naloxone Standing Order
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/13/2021 In control: Probation
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approve and authorize the Chairman to ratify the Chief Probation Officer's previous execution and submission of an application to the California Department of Public Health for a Standing Order for administration of Naloxone, effective July 8, 2021 through July 8, 2023.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Naloxone Standing Order Application
DATE: November 16, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Kirk Haynes, Chief Probation Officer

SUBJECT: Retroactive Application with the California
Department of Public Health for a Naloxone Standing Order

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Chairman to ratify the Chief Probation Officer's previous execution and submission of an application to the California Department of Public Health for a Standing Order for administration of Naloxone, effective July 8, 2021 through July 8, 2023.
REPORT
There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action, which will ratify the Chief Probation Officer's previous execution, and approve the retroactive submission of the Naloxone Standing Order to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Approval of the recommended action will allow the Probation Department to distribute and administer Naloxone to individuals to aid in opioid overdose prevention and treatment, as long as the Probation Department complies with the terms and conditions of the Standing Order. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If the recommended action is not approved, the Probation Department will rescind the Application.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no additional Net County Cost associated with the recommended action, as there is sufficient funding in Probation's FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget for Org 3430 to cover costs associated with implementing the Standing Order in the County.

DISCUSSION:

Naloxone is a prescription drug medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is administered when a patient is showing signs of opioid overdose and is a temporary treatment. Most opioid overdoses are accidental, and as a result from taking inappropriate doses of opioids or mixing opioid drugs with other substances. These poisonings typically are reported as taking 45-90 minutes to turn fatal, creating a critical window of opportunity fo...

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