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Because of technical difficuties, the notetaker could only listen to the last part of this meeting.
Summary of Important Discussions:
Medical officer says 140 reported overdoses last year, real number probably three times higher; should be more information available in the right places
Former Brewster fire chief hired as new Emergency Response Coordinator.
Public Health Director Lauri Jones says workers at housing shelter in Okanogan “in over their heads” with people coming at night and complex medical issues.
Drug use in jail, long discussion about need for full-time nurses, experienced in mental health, who do more than administer drug treatments, maybe from the west side? “Recovery navigators” recommended, plan for discussion between sheriff and public health actors
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