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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. 453C.100(1)-(2), (5)

Summary Title

Liability: Prescribing or Dispensing Opioid Antagonist

Summary

A health care professional, who, in good faith, prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose, or to a family member of the at-risk individual, will not be held legally responsible or be professionally disciplined for prescribing or dispensing the opioid antagonist.

Full Title

Authorization to prescribe, dispense and administer opioid antagonist; immunity from liability and professional discipline

Full Text

1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health care professional otherwise authorized to prescribe an opioid antagonist may, directly or by standing order, prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose or to a family member, friend or other person in a position to assist a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose. Any such prescription must be regarded as being issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice. 2. A person who, acting in good faith and with reasonable care, prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist pursuant to subsection 1, is not subject to any criminal or civil liability or any professional disciplinary action for: (a) Such prescribing or dispensing; or (b) Any outcomes that result from the eventual administration of the opioid antagonist. ... 5. The provisions of this section do not create any duty to prescribe or dispense an opioid antagonist. A person who declines to prescribe or dispense an opioid antagonist is not subject to any criminal or civil liability or any professional discipline for any reason relating to declining to prescribe or dispense the opioid antagonist.