The law specifically permits naloxone to be:
- prescribed directly to an "entity" such as a police department, homeless shelter or social service agency.
- distributed by non-medical providers (e.g., health educator, counselor, syringe exchange volunteer) under a prescriber's standing order.
For more details on the new law and what it might mean for your organization or overdose prevention program, read the the naloxone update on stopoverdose.org.
More news in the latest issue of Opioid Overdose Update.