Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2018-70

Supporting the Development of a Regional Open Access Medically-Supervised Withdrawal (Detox) Stabilization Center in Tompkins County

Information

Department:Mental Health DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Public SafetyFunctions:Health Related, Mental Health

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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, in the United States, more than 21 million people are living with a substance use disorder, which is 1.5 times the number of people who have cancer, and

 

WHEREAS, in the United States, only 1 in 10 people with a substance use disorder receives treatment, and

 

WHEREAS, in the United States, the annual cost of substance misuse is estimated to be $442 billion in healthcare costs, loss of productivity cost, and criminal justice cost, and

 

WHEREAS, in New York State, 12% of residents over the age of 11 have suffered from a substance use disorder, and

 

WHEREAS, in New York State, opioid deaths were reported to have increased by 29% between 2015 and 2016, and

 

WHEREAS, in Tompkins County, the death rate reported from drug overdose increased by 50% from 2015 to 2016, and

 

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature is committed to adapting to the needs of changing demographics and responding to emerging healthcare needs to serve the interests of residents, and

 

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature recognizes the urgency in addressing the substance use disorder crisis in the United States, New York State, and in Tompkins County, and

 

WHEREAS, Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County has proposed the development of a 24/7 Open Access Medically-Supervised Withdrawal (Detox) Stabilization Center, providing a continuum of care to address the current healthcare crisis and improve health outcomes for residents with substance use disorders, now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That Tompkins County supports initiatives and opportunities to support Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County in the development of an Open Access Medically-Supervised Withdrawal (Detox) Stabilization Center facility to be located in Tompkins County.

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Meeting History

Apr 3, 2018 5:10 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Special Meeting

It was MOVED by Mrs. McBean-Clairborne, seconded by Ms. Kelles, and unanimously adopted by voice vote, to amend the resolution as follows:

-fifth Whereas to read “…opioid deaths were reported to have increased by…”

-sixth Whereas to read “…death rate reported from drug overdose…”

RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, Vice Chair
AYES:Shawna Black, Anna Kelles, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Henry Granison, Amanda Champion
Apr 3, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

Mrs. McBean-Clairborne thanked Angela Sullivan, Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Council and its Board for moving this forward as it is very much needed.

Ms. Black also thanked Angela Sullivan and others for the work they do on a daily basis. She said last Friday Alcohol and Drug Council hosted Senator Schumer. Senator Schumer is committed to Tompkins County and working hard to have funding released for this purpose.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Shawna Black, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Rich John, Glenn Morey