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WASHINGTON FATAL DRUG OVERDOSE SURVEILLANCE NETWORK Planning and Training Conference

Purpose:
This conference has been designed to create a statewide network of partner agencies for collecting and sharing information from deaths due to suspected drug overdose. The specific goals of this conference are as follows:

  • Provide guidance in identifying and reporting drug evidence collected at scenes of suspected drug overdose deaths.
  • Help agencies obtain Raman devices and urine dipsticks to facilitate rapid identification of drug evidence.
  • Encourage partner agencies to contribute to a central data repository of fatal drug overdose information.
  • Distribute a simple form with procedures to report deaths due to suspected drug overdose.
  • Provide access to weekly bulletins describing drug overdose deaths from around Washington.
  • Show how to assist the Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory in expediting reports of deaths due to suspected drug overdose
Date and Time: 
March 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Thurston County Coroner