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Law Number

MCLS 333.17744b(4)

Summary Title

Liability: Prescription or Dispensing of Opioid Antagonist


A medical professional, who prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist to an individual at risk for an opioid overdose or an individual in a position to assist a person at risk will not be held legally responsible for injury or death due to the administration, or failure to administer, of the opioid antagonist.

Full Title

Prescribing, possessing, or dispensing opioid antagonist; liability

Full Text

(4) A prescriber who issues a prescription for or a dispensing prescriber or pharmacist who dispenses an opioid antagonist as authorized under this section is not liable in a civil action for a properly stored and dispensed opioid antagonist that was a proximate cause of injury or death to an individual due to the administration of or failure to administer the opioid antagonist.