The Facility Overdose Response Box (FORB) Program was created to provide overdose (OD) response boxes (containing the opioid antidote naloxone) for use by employees of community based organizations if a suspected opioid OD occurs at their organization. The response boxes include 5, 10 or 20 doses of naloxone and other OD response supplies which are supplied at no charge by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to sites registered in the program.
Sites participating in the Facility Overdose Response Box Program must meet eligibility criteria. Eligible sites must work with clients at risk of opioid overdose, and may include shelters, supportive housing, friendship centres and licensed and non-licensed non-profit community care facilities. Prior to receiving the Response Boxes, approved sites must complete planning exercises, develop an overdose response policy and protocol for the organization, and a make a training plan.
- More information on how to become a registered facility overdose response box site, are here.
- This includes the required registration forms and agreements as well as planning and policy development resources, and suggested curriculum for staff training
- Forms and information for registered facility overdose response box sites are here.
- This includes forms to document overdose reversals and forms to order additional overdose response supplies.
Interested in additional resources on Overdose Planning for Community Organizations?
- Additional resources on preparing for on-site overdoses and debriefing with staff after an on-site overdoses are available here.
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