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H783/S704 Emergency Opioid Antagonists

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

HB 783: Emergency Opioid Antagonists

GENERAL BILL by Caruso


Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 10 NAYS 0

Added to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee agenda

3/22 Favorable with CS by Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee

3/29 Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee


Emergency Opioid Antagonists; Revises purpose of specified provisions relating to receiving, possessing, administering, of emergency opioid antagonists to certain persons by authorized pharmacies, pharmacists, & pharmacy technicians to specified persons; authorizes pharmacies, pharmacists, & pharmacy technicians to receive, store, possess, & dispense, as applicable, emergency opioid antagonists under certain circumstances; creates Statewide Council on Opioid Abatement within DCF; provides for membership, organization and support, & duties of council; provides immunity from civil liability for licensed pharmacy, pharmacist, or pharmacy technician under certain circumstances.



SB 704: Substance Abuse Prevention

GENERAL BILL by Boyd


On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/20/23, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building


Substance Abuse Prevention; Revising authorizations for prescribing and dispensing emergency opioid antagonists by authorized health care practitioners; authorizing certain pharmacies, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to take certain actions relating to emergency opioid antagonists; creating the Statewide Council on Opioid Abatement within the Department of Children and Families; exempting certain pharmacies, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians from liability for damages, penalties, fines, or costs as a result of certain actions relating to emergency opioid antagonists, etc.



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