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Public Health - Overdose Response Program - Dispensing of Naloxone by Paramedics

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kipke


In the House - Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Authorizing a paramedic, subject to certain rules, regulations, protocols, orders, and standards, to dispense naloxone in a nonemergency environment in accordance with the Overdose Response Program; providing that a paramedic who dispenses naloxone in accordance with the Program is not subject to any disciplinary action by the EMS Board; authorizing a paramedic to dispense naloxone to certain individuals; providing that a certain cause of action may not arise against a paramedic under certain circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Kipke and Pena-Melnyk
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Health and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Health Occupations
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Emergency Medical Services
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
Substance Abuse
Statutes:Article - Education
Article - Health - General
(13-3101, 13-3102, 13-3106, 13-3108)
Article - Health Occupations

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March 20, 2018 3:28 P.M.