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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

NM Stat. Ann. 24-23-1(H)

Summary Title

Liability: Use of Opioid Antagonist

Summary

An individual, who, in good faith, dispenses, distributes, or administers an opioid antagonist to a person believed to be experiencing a drug overdose, will not be held legally responsible or professionally disciplined. They can be held legally responsible or professionally disciplined if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Authority to possess, store, distribute, dispense, prescribe and administer opioid antagonists; release from liability; rulemaking

Full Text

H. A person who possesses or who administers, dispenses or distributes an opioid antagonist to another person pursuant to this section shall not be subject to civil liability, criminal prosecution or professional disciplinary action as a result of the possession, administration, distribution or dispensing of the opioid antagonist; provided that actions are taken with reasonable care and without willful, wanton or reckless behavior.