CAPWATCH: GOOD BILL FRIDAY 2.12 re Overdose Prevention

ACTION ALERTBill to prevent overdose in CPH/JDL on Friday, February 12, 2016

SB 2392 NALOXONE – http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2392_.pdf

Creates immunity for individuals who prescribe, possess, or administer an opioid antagonist such as naloxone hydrochloride during an opioid-related drug overdose. Authorizes emergency personnel to administer naloxone hydrochloride. Requires Medicaid coverage for naloxone hydrochloride. Exempts pharmacists and pharmacies from licensure and permitting requirements, except for drug storage requirements, for storing and distributing opioid antagonists. Makes an appropriation for drug overdose recognition, prevention, and response, including the distribution and administration of naloxone hydrochloride.

BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, GREEN, INOUYE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, English, Gabbard

CAP POSITION:           STRONG SUPPORT

CAP TESTIMONY:  2.12.16 CPH-JDL Testimony SUPPORTING SB 2392

CHOW Naloxone Fact Sheet: Naloxone Fact Sheet 2016

Here for more info on how to testify.

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