Overdose Prevention and Naloxone
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On June 16, 2016, Governor David Ige signed Act 68 (SB 2392) into law. The law takes steps to reduce opioid-related drug overdoses by increasing access to naloxone and other opioid antagonists. Highlights of Act 68 include:
- provides immunity for health care professionals and pharmacists who prescribe, dispense, distribute or administer overdose reversal medications such as naloxone;
- authorizes police, firefighters, lifeguards, all emergency medical technicians, family and friends to administer such medication to anyone experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose.
We will be updating this page with resources and information in the near future, so check back soon!
For the latest information on overdose prevention and naloxone in Hawaii, go to the CHOW Project.