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Law Number

S.D. Codified Laws 34-20A-98

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: First Responder Administration of an Opioid Antagonist


An appropriately trained first responder can possess and administer opioid antagonists to an individual believed to be suffering from an opioid-related overdose.

Full Title

Administering opiod antagonists by first reponder

Full Text

Any first responder trained in compliance with section 4 of this Act and acting under a standing order issued by a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 36-4 may possess and administer opioid antagonists to a person exhibiting symptoms of an opiate overdose.