Clarify the Prescribing and Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists

Last updated: May 3, 2018

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Sara Gideon, House 106
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1892

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: As expected, the Governor vetoed the bill but was easily overridden by the legislature. 

UPDATE: The committee voted 11-2 in favor of the bill.

Summary:

This bill clarifies that a pharmacist may prescribe and dispense naloxone hydrochloride to an individual of any age who is at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose; is a member of the immediate family of, or a friend of, an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose; or is in a position to assist an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose.