Liability: Health Care Professional Prescription of Opioid Antagonist
A health care professional who, in good faith, directly, or by standing order, prescribes an opioid antagonist to an individual at risk of an opiate overdose, a pain management clinic, a harm reduction organization, an emergency medical services provider, a law enforcement officer, or a family member or friend of a person at risk of an opioid related drug overdose will not be held legally responsible for conduct regarding the opioid antagonist. A pharmacist who, in good fatih, dispenses an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible.
Opioid antagonist - Immunity
(a) A health care professional acting in good faith may directly or by standing order prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to: (1) A person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose; (2) A pain management clinic; (3) A harm reduction organization; (4) An emergency medical services technician; (5) A first responder; (6) A law enforcement officer or agency; or (7) A family member or friend of a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose. (b) A person acting in good faith who reasonably believes that another person is experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose may administer an opioid antagonist that was prescribed and dispensed under section (a) of this section. (c) The following individuals are immune from civil liability, criminal liability, or professional sanctions for administering, prescribing, or dispensing an opioid antagonist under this section: (1) A health care professional who prescribes an opioid antagonist under subsection (a) of this section; (2) A health care professional or pharmacist who acts in good faith and in compliance with the standard of care that dispenses an opioid antagonist under subsection (a) of this section; and (3) A person other than a health care professional who administers an opioid antagonist under subsection (b) of this section.