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File #: O-020-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 12/27/2021 In control: Fire and Rescue Department
On agenda: 1/18/2022 Final action: 1/18/2022
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to accept a Grant from Ohio Overdose Prevention Network (Ohio OPN) for the City of Toledo, Department of Fire & Rescue Operations; authorizing the deposit, appropriation and expenditure of $7,000 to be used as part of a pilot program to investigate the viability of a Telehealth Program; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review January 11, 2022
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Ohio Overdose Prevention Network Grant
Toledo Fire & Rescue Operations
Verdell Franklin (x1316)
(Revised)

Title
Authorizing the Mayor to accept a Grant from Ohio Overdose Prevention Network (Ohio OPN) for the City of Toledo, Department of Fire & Rescue Operations; authorizing the deposit, appropriation and expenditure of $7,000 to be used as part of a pilot program to investigate the viability of a Telehealth Program; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
TFRD will use the funds as part of a pilot program to investigate the viability of a telehealth program. TFRD is part of a very robust Opiate coalition that works very closely in efforts to mitigate the Opiate epidemic in our community.

TFRD has received Project Dawn kits from Lucas County Health Dept. to hand out to patients as part of our Leave It Behind program. We provide overdose data to all county agencies who ask. Being the county seat, TFRD responds to the most overdoses in the area and can provide data to all agencies for strategic and logistical planning. We provide hotspot data to allow Overdose Education Naloxone Distribution (OEND) programs to be more targeted and we provide Lucas County Sheriff Dept's., DART team with Against Medical Advice (AMA) patient data. Patients who sign AMA refusal for transport to Emergency Departments, agree to have their contact information shared with DART so a case manager can respond at a later time and date and attempt making a connection with recovery services.

TFRD is in the process of drafting a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zepf center to allow their mental health and recovery service personnel access to the scene to allow direct transfer of care with patients in the field, before transport. Use of technology will allow for a virtual connection with mental health and addiction professionals to ensure the patient is transported to the most appropriate facility, in the most appropriate means. Approximately 40% of pat...

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