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SB13-014: Immunity For Admin Emer Drugs To Overdose Victims

Bill Number: SB13-014
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Aguilar

Description:

A person who acts in good faith to administer an opiate antagonist to another person whom the person believes to be suffering an opiate-related drug overdose event shall be immune from criminal prosecution for, and is not liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made as a result of, such act.

A licensed health care practitioner who is permitted by law to prescribe or dispense an opiate antagonist shall be immune from criminal prosecution for, and is not liable for any civil damages for resulting from:

  • Such prescribing, dispensing, administering, ordistribution; or
  • Any outcomes resulting from the eventual administrationof the opiate antagonist.

The prescribing, dispensing, administering, or distribution of an opiate antagonist by a licensed health care practitioner shall not constitute unprofessional conduct if he or she prescribed, dispensed, administered, or distributed the opiate antagonist in a good faith effort to assist:

  • A person who is experiencing or likely to experience anopiate-related drug overdose event; or
  • A family member, friend, or other person who is in aposition to assist a person who is experiencing or likely to experience an opiate-related drug overdose event.

Current Status:

03/07/2013 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
03/19/2013 - House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/14/2013 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2013 - House Third Reading Passed
05/08/2013 - Sent to the Governor
01/09/2013 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services



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