PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-1733B. opioid antagonists. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any health professional licensed or registered under this title, acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care, may prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to:
(a) A person at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose;
(b) A person in a position to assist a person at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose;
(c) A person who, in the course of his official duties or business, may encounter a person experiencing an opiate-related overdose; or
(d) A person who, in the opinion of the health professional licensed or registered under this title, has valid reason to be in the possession of an opioid antagonist.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care may administer an opioid antagonist to another person who appears to be experiencing an opiate-related overdose. As soon as possible, the administering person shall contact emergency medical services.
(3) Any person who prescribes, dispenses, or administers an opioid antagonist pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) of this section shall not be liable in a civil or administrative action or subject to criminal prosecution for such acts.
(4) As used in this section, "opioid antagonist" means naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the federal food and drug administration for the treatment of drug overdose.
[54-1733B, added 2015, ch. 88, sec. 4, p. 221; am. 2019, ch. 23, sec. 1, p. 27.]