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Law Number

N.J. Stat. 24:6J-4(a)(4)

Summary Title

Liability: Health Care Provider Prescribing and Dispensing Opioid Antagonist


A health care provider who, in good faith, prescribes or dispenses an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or with intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity from liability for certain prescribers, practitioners, dispensers

Full Text

(a) . . . . (4) Any prescriber or other health care practitioner who prescribes or dispenses an opioid antidote in good faith, and in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, shall not, as a result of the practitioner’s acts or omissions, be subject to any criminal or civil liability, or any professional disciplinary action under Title 45 of the Revised Statutes for prescribing or dispensing an opioid antidote in accordance with P.L.2013, c.46 (C.24:6J-1 et seq.).