Overdose Fatality Review Program
OFR Annual Report Synopses
OVERVIEW 2019 Annual Report
The Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) program is established in
Maryland Health General Article §5-901 and is administered by the Office of Population Health
Improvement (OPHI). Staff in OPHI provides training, technical assistance, and support to
the local overdose fatality review teams (LOFRTs). In addition, the staff prepares an annual
report that highlights and summarizes case data and recommendations that were made by the
The LOFRTs are established in 23 of the 24 jurisdictions in Maryland. These teams conduct
confidential reviews of fatal and non-fatal overdose incidents to identify system gaps and
prevention and intervention strategies needed to prevent future overdose deaths.
The LOFRTs are multidisciplinary teams that are comprised of stakeholders representing
organizations across multiple sectors including but not limited to: social services, education,
criminal justice, mental and behavioral health and others.
OFR Program Goals:
Increase inter-agency communication and collaboration on overdose issues.
Make recommendations to laws, policies, and/or programs to prevent future deaths.
Identify overdose risk factors to improve prevention planning.
Links to Additional Information and Resources
Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program
For questions regarding the OFR program or to learn about participating in a LOFRT, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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