BC promises new postsecondary overdose prevention actions

The Government of British Columbia has promised to roll out new postsecondary overdose prevention actions for Fall 2024. BC Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Lisa Beare brought together 25 public postsecondary institutions to discuss how to better prevent overdoses on campus. Work will be done in collaboration with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and the BC Centre for Disease Control, and Beare said that it “will include distribution and standards for training for naloxone, including nasal naloxone.” The overdose prevention actions come in response to calls for change from the parents of Sidney McIntyre-Starko, a University of Victoria student who passed away earlier this year after ingesting fentanyl in a dorm room.

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