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Law Number

745 ILCS 49/36

Summary Title

Liability: Dispensing of Opioid Antagonist


A licensed pharmacist who, in good faith, dispense or administers an opioid antagonist will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Pharmacists; exemptions from civil liability for the dispensing of an opioid antagonist to individuals who may or may not be at risk for an opioid overdose

Full Text

Any person licensed as a pharmacist in Illinois or any other state or territory of the United States who in good faith dispenses or administers an opioid antagonist as defined in Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act [20 ILCS 301/5-23] in compliance with the procedures or protocols developed under Section 19.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act [225 ILCS 85/19.1], or the standing order of any person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60/1], without fee or compensation in any way, shall not, as a result of her or his acts or omissions, except for willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person, in dispensing the drug or administering the drug, be liable for civil damages.