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2014 House Bill 5604: Extend heroin overdose treatment immunities
  1. Introduced by Rep. Bill LaVoy (D) on May 27, 2014, to prohibit charging or prosecuting an individual for illegal drug possession or use based on the person seeking medical treatment for a heroin overdose, and grant immunity from lawsuits, criminal prosecution or administrative sanction to a person who in good faith administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) to such a person. The bill would also require the state-authorized “medical control authorities” responsible for establishing certain treatment protocols in a county or region to establish protocols that require ambulances to carry an “opioid antagonist”.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 27, 2014.

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