If a member’s organization or agency had contact with someone involved in the case or the incident area, he or she should prepare a summary to verbally
share during the OFR discussion.
There are no hard-and-fast rules about what information will be useful in identifying a problem and possible solutions to prevent similar overdose deaths
from a systems perspective. However, preparing for the review by answering the questions provided by the coordinator, along with reading the basic
decedent case information, is a good starting point.
A member’s guide to collecting case information and agency-specific data element recommendations are available in Module 2.
Before you draft a summary, review the signed data sharing agreement and confidentiality forms, as well as your
organization’s confidentiality policies.
Some members may choose to read a prepared summary and others may choose to read from available case file. Ideally, OFR team members will bring their summary and records to be able to reference back to during the meeting to allow additional details to become available as the discussion progresses.