I. RESOLVED, that the Cattaraugus County Legislature does hereby declare a public health crisis in Cattaraugus County related to the opioid epidemic, and be it further
II. RESOLVED, that there is hereby created a task force of the Cattaraugus County Legislature to be known as the Cattaraugus County Heroin/Opioid Task Force to be headed by the Public Health Director and the Director of the Department of Community Services and include community experts from social service agencies, law enforcement, physicians, mental health and addictions providers, the health insurance industry, and members of victims' families, and be it further
III. RESOLVED, that the Heroin/Opioid Task Force will examine all areas of the opioid crisis including, but not limited to, opioid prescribing practices, access to inpatient, outpatient and community-based medication-assisted treatment programs, police-assisted recovery and the distribution of lifesaving medication like Naloxone, and be it further
IV. RESOLVED, that the Heroin/Opioid Task Force will serve to coordinate efforts of its members and have the power to create various work groups and/or other subcommittees to assist it in the performance of its duties, and be it further
V. RESOLVED, that the Heroin/Opioid Task Force shall meet every other month and report its progress to the Cattaraugus County Legislature on a quarterly basis until such a time as the work of the task force is no longer needed, and be it further
VI. RESOLVED, that the Cattaraugus County Legislature hereby creates the Cattaraugus County Heroin/Opioid Task Force to be comprised of a maximum of 40 members, which may include up to three (3) legislators, to be appointed by the Chairman of the Cattaraugus County Legislature.