Bill Status of HB3833 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: OPIOID OVERDOSE REDUCTION
Rep. Grant Wehrli - Amy Grant - Deb Conroy
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as Alex's Law. Defines "authorized entity" as a community-based health disease prevention or social service program. Provides that a health care practitioner may prescribe opioid antagonists in the name of an authorized entity. Provides that an employee or agent of an authorized entity or other individual who has completed specified training may provide and administer an opioid antagonist to an individual on the property of the authorized entity whom the employee, agent, or other individual believes in good faith is experiencing an opioid overdose, regardless of whether the individual has a prescription for an opioid antagonist. Contains provisions releasing health care practitioners from liability for prescribing or dispensing an opioid antagonists to certain persons. Contains provisions releasing persons who are not otherwise licensed to administer an opioid antagonist from liability for administering an opioid antagonist without fee if the person believes in good faith that another person is experiencing a drug overdose. Provides that a person who, in good faith, seeks or obtains emergency medical assistance for someone experiencing an opioid overdose shall not be charged or prosecuted for possession of a controlled, counterfeit, or look-alike substance or a controlled substance analog if certain conditions are met. Provides that a person who is experiencing an overdose shall not be charged or prosecuted for possession of a controlled, counterfeit, or look-alike substance or a controlled substance analog if evidence for the possession charge was acquired as a result of the person seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance. Provides that a person's pretrial release, probation, furlough, supervised release, or parole shall not be revoked based on an incident for which the person would be immune from prosecution under the provisions.