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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 4182

   
 

*HB0548704182HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. FOX, 146th Dist.

REP. REBIMBAS, 70th Dist.

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5487

File No. 444

Cal. No. 260

"AN ACT PROVIDING IMMUNITY TO A PERSON WHO ADMINISTERS AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST TO ANOTHER PERSON EXPERIENCING AN OPIOID-RELATED DRUG OVERDOSE. "

Strike lines 17 to 23, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(c) Any person, who in good faith believes that another person is experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose may, if acting with reasonable care, administer an opioid antagonist to such other person. Any person, other than a licensed health care professional acting in the ordinary course of such person's employment, who administers an opioid antagonist in accordance with this subsection shall not be liable for damages in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution with respect to the administration of such opioid antagonist."