Naloxone Dispensing

HB208 was signed into law in 2015 and provided immunity for prescribing and administering an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone.  This is commonly known as a "Good Samaritan Law".  In 2016, HB379 was signed into law, providing the State Health Officer or a county health officer the authority to write a standing order for dispensing naloxone.

Naloxone Distribution

Read the Standing Order from the state Health Officer on Naloxone distribution for overdose prevention and download the Naloxone Client form ( found on page 6 of standing order). The Standing Order also allows bulk dispensing to first responders. The Naloxone Agency Form is found on page 7.

Frequently Asked Questions provide additional information.


Naloxone Training

  • Online Naloxone training is available for first responders and others.
  • Instructions for administering Narcan® are available.
  • Instructions for administering Evzio® are available.

Resources

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (SAMHSA)
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in Spanish (SAMSHA)

Page last updated: August 3, 2017