Skagit County Public Health is seeking to start collecting data on opioid overdoses in the community.

Currently, the tracking of opioid overdoses isn't consistent at the local level. Skagit County Public Health hopes to change that by making opioid overdoses a reportable condition.

This would make it faster for Public Health to collect local data on opioid overdoses in the Skagit community. 

Public Health hopes that by making the data more accessible they will be able to more easily track opioid overdoses and develop a plan that will help patients and further prevent overdoses in the future.

A public hearing on the issue is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.The ordinance can be found on the Skagit County website.